BioMed Research International

Antibiotic Resistance of Bacteria


Publishing date
05 Dec 2014
Status
Published
Submission deadline
18 Jul 2014

1Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CSIR), Hyderabad 500007, India

2Department of Biotechnology, Microbial Biotechnology Laboratory, University of North Bengal, Raja Rammohunpur, Siliguri, West Bengal 734013, India

3IGB-Neuglobsow, Department Limnology of Stratified Lakes, Alte Fischerhuette 2, 16775 Stechlin, Germany

4Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad, India

5CSIR-Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Uppal Road, Hyderabad 500007, India


Antibiotic Resistance of Bacteria

Description

Bacterial strains immune to the inhibitory effect of antibiotics pose a global challenge to the prospect of chemotherapy. Occurrence of resistance against all the therapeutically useful antibiotics has been evidenced so far both in pathogenic and nonpathogenic bacteria. The ability of bacteria to transfer resistance genes to antibiotic-sensitive bacteria using various mechanisms has exacerbated the problem. It is apprehended by some investigators that resistance genes are circulating in the environment through food materials. Imprudent use of antibiotics has, no doubt, contributed to the complexity of the problem. Increase in the frequency of resistance to certain antibiotics has been found to be correlated with increase in their use. However, antibiotic resistance is an outcome of evolution and exposure to antibiotics is not a prerequisite for the emergence of resistance in bacteria. Resistance genes are detected even in bacteria (or in bacterial DNA) obtained from places detached from the human civilization for thousands of years. Recent evidences indicate that both antibiotic biosynthetic genes and resistance conferring genes evolved millions of years ago while antibiotics were introduced into the clinical practice only in the middle of the last century. Hence, both antibiotic biosynthesis and antibiotic resistance must have some evolutionary implication, which is escaping our attention because of our overemphasis on the impact of antibiotic resistance on therapeutics. Discussion on the various aspects of antibiotic resistance promises insight into the intricacies of the cellular machinery of bacteria and also some clues to the solution.

We would like to invite researchers to submit original research articles and reviews on antibiotic resistance of bacteria. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Epidemiology of resistance
  • Biochemical and genetic basis of resistance
  • Dissemination of resistance genes by various means
  • Role of antibiotics used as feed additives in emergence of resistant strains
  • Antibiotic resistance in antibiotic-producer and nonproducer bacteria
  • Role of antibiotic resistance in nature
  • Remedial measures
  • Molecular basis of antibiotic stress resistance acquisition vis-a-vis transfer of resistance genes
  • Role of diagnostics and novel therapeutic approaches to curb the menace of antibiotic resistance transfer
  • Evolutionary basis of antibiotic resistance
  • Evaluation of possible targets to inhibit antibiotic resistance transfer mechanisms

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 501658
  • - Editorial

Antibiotic Resistance of Bacteria

Madhab K. Chattopadhyay | Ranadhir Chakraborty | ... | Medicharla V. Jagannadham
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 256028
  • - Research Article

First Report of Klebsiella pneumoniae-Carbapenemase-3-Producing Escherichia coli ST479 in Poland

Dominika Ojdana | Paweł Sacha | ... | Elżbieta Tryniszewska
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 871947
  • - Research Article

Emergence of Carbapenem-Resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae: Progressive Spread and Four-Year Period of Observation in a Cardiac Surgery Division

Fortunata Lombardi | Paola Gaia | ... | Elena Costa
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 284303
  • - Research Article

Antimicrobial Resistance Profile and Genotypic Characteristics of Streptococcus suis Capsular Type 2 Isolated from Clinical Carrier Sows and Diseased Pigs in China

Chunping Zhang | Zhongqiu Zhang | ... | Yibao Ning
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 309478
  • - Research Article

Characterization of Multidrug Resistant Extended-Spectrum Beta-Lactamase-Producing Escherichia coli among Uropathogens of Pediatrics in North of Iran

Mohammad Sadegh Rezai | Ebrahim Salehifar | ... | Gohar Eslami
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 651980
  • - Research Article

Discrepancies in Drug Susceptibility Test for Tuberculosis Patients Resulted from the Mixed Infection and the Testing System

Zaoxian Mei | Zhaogang Sun | ... | Li Li
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 568079
  • - Research Article

In Vitro Activity of Imipenem and Colistin against a Carbapenem-Resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae Isolate Coproducing SHV-31, CMY-2, and DHA-1

Hung-Jen Tang | Yee-Huang Ku | ... | Wen-Liang Yu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 547547
  • - Research Article

Occurrence of Multidrug Resistant Extended Spectrum Beta-Lactamase-Producing Bacteria on Iceberg Lettuce Retailed for Human Consumption

Natasha Bhutani | Chithra Muraleedharan | ... | Satish K. Walia
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 343610
  • - Research Article

Neem (Azadirachta indica A. Juss) Oil to Tackle Enteropathogenic Escherichia coli

Paola Del Serrone | Chiara Toniolo | Marcello Nicoletti
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 725939
  • - Research Article

An Activity of Thioacyl Derivatives of 4-Aminoquinolinium Salts towards Biofilm Producing and Planktonic Forms of Coagulase-Negative Staphylococci

Robert D. Wojtyczka | Andrzej Zięba | ... | Danuta Idzik
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