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Cover for Lantibiotics: bioengineering and applications.

Bacteriocins from Gram-positive bacteria are a large and heterogeneous group of geneencoded antimicrobial peptides that display antagonism against other bacteria. Although they have been employed for decades as food preservatives, bacteriocins have more recently also been regarded as viable...

Author(s)
Healy, B.; Cotter, P. D.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786390394)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Antimicrobial peptides: multiple mechanisms against a variety of targets.

Antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) are small molecules that are produced by all life forms ranging from prokaryotes to humans. They are an essential part of the innate immune system and serve as the first line of defence mainly against pathogenic bacteria. Although Gram-negative and Gram-positive...

Author(s)
Segev-Zarko, L.; Mangoni, M. L.; Shai, Y.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786390394)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Non-membranolytic mechanisms of action of antimicrobial peptides - novel therapeutic opportunities?

Antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) possess a remarkable capacity to inactivate and kill microorganisms by their well-established lytic activity on target membranes. However, an ever-increasing set of data highlights the importance of non-lytic modes of action for a number of AMPs, which affect target...

Author(s)
Scocchi, M.; Mardirossian, M.; Runti, G.; Benincasa, M.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786390394)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Health benefits of green tea: an evidence-based approach.

This book provides evidence to support the health-promoting components of green tea for human health. Consisting of 27 chapters, it explores the significance of green tea and its catechins represented by epigallocatechin gallate, demonstrating their beneficial effects on diseases including cancer,...

Author(s)
Hara, Y.; Yang, C. S.; Isemura, M.; Tomita, I.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392398)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Impact of green tea catechins on multidrug-resistant bacterial pathogens.

Catechin gallates have weak direct antibacterial activity but are able to substantially and reversibly modify the properties of multidrug-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, a problematical opportunistic pathogen responsible for an enormous number of hospital-acquired and community infections...

Author(s)
Taylor, P. W.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392398)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Principles of antimicrobial stewardship.

This chapter provides an overview of the general principles that should guide antimicrobial stewardship programs (ASPs) in every hospital setting. Principles and strategies related to optimal antibiotic therapy, major problems encountered in ASPs (i.e., antibiotic resistance, Clostridium difficile...

Author(s)
Cunha, C. B.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644394)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Clinical perspectives on antimicrobial stewardship.

This chapter provides an overview of strategies relevant to the implementation of antimicrobial stewardship programs in hospitals, including: (1) identification of prevalent resistance patterns; (2) formulary restriction; (3) optimization of antimicrobial therapy; (4) collaboration between...

Author(s)
Styliani Karanika; Suresh Paudel; Mylonakis, E.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644394)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Mechanisms of resistance to antibacterial agents.

This chapter presents in detail the variety of resistance mechanisms commonly found in human pathogenic bacteria. For clarity, mechanisms by antimicrobial class are delineated, although a breakdown by species would also be informative.

Author(s)
Rice, L. B.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644394)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Antimicrobial resistance: selection vs. induction.

This chapter gives an overview about: the role of mutations; rifampin resistance; selection of antimicrobial resistance; fluoroquinolone resistance; linezolid resistance; daptomycin (DAP) resistance in enterococci; heteroresistance and the selection phenomenon; horizontal gene transfer; penicillin...

Author(s)
Araos, R.; Munita, J. M.; Arias, C. A.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644394)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Aeromonas salmonicida</i> and <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">A. hydrophila</i>.

This chapter describes the epidemiology, prevalence, distribution, transmission, physiopathology, clinical signs, diagnosis, prevention, control strategies, legislative aspects, economic impact and genomics of Aeromonas salmonicida and A. hydrophila in fishes.

Author(s)
Gudmundsdottir, B. K.; Bjornsdottir, B.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647784)
Type
Book chapter

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