Science against Microbial Pathogens: Communicating Current 
  Research and Technological Advances


Science against Microbial Pathogens: Communicating Current Research and Technological Advances


CONTENTS VOL. 2 (pp. 693-1348)
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Antimicrobial Resistence

Bacterial iron uptake: a promising solution against multidrug resistant bacteria

S. Fardeau, C. Mullié, A. Dassonville-Klimpt, N. Audic, A. Sasaki and P. Sonnet 

Possibility of novel therapeutic strategy for multidrug resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa using bactericidal activity in Streptococcus sanguinis secretion

Masachika Senba and Kiwao Watanabe 

Antimicrobial resistance in Staphylococcus spp.

M. L. Ribeiro de Souza da Cunha and D. R. Ustulin

Mini Review: Novel antimicrobial compounds in the age of increasing bacterial resistance

W.O. Chung, J.C. Watah and D.T. Hobbs

Antimicrobial resistance in biofilms

M.G. Paraje

Helicobacter pylori resistance to antibiotics

Filipa F. Vale, Mónica Roxo Rosa and Mónica Oleastro

Altered Ergosterol biosynthetic pathway - an alternate multidrug resistance mechanism independent of drug efflux pump in human pathogenic fungi C. albicans
Tulika Prasad, Sunesh Sethumadhavan and Zeeshan Fatima
Sensing the host niche: pH as a novel determinant of multidrug resistance

Saif Hameed

Chinese medicinal herbs against antibiotic-resistant bacterial pathogens

Ben Chung-Lap Chan, Clara Bik-San Lau, Claude Jolivalt, Sau-Lai Lui, Carine Ganem-Elbaz, Jean-Marc Paris, Marc Litaudon, Kwok-Pui Fung, Ping-Chung Leung and Margaret Ip

Treatment of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus otorrhea

Chul Ho Jang, Yong Bum Cho, Cheol Hee Choi and Hun Cho

Antibiotic resistance traits of facultative Enterobacter cloacae strain studied with the PMEU (Portable Microbe Enrichment Unit)
Elias Hakalehto


SOS-inducible biofilms

Tao Weitao

Opportunistic pathogens and their biofilm “Food for thought

Amro A. Amara

Antimicrobial resistance to disinfectants in biofilms

P.Araújo, M.Lemos, F.Mergulhão, L. Melo and M.Simões

Catheters: a suitable surface for biofilm formation
J. Treter and A. J. Macedo
Strategies to control Staphylococcus epidermidis biofilms

F. Gomes, B. Leite, P. Teixeira and R. Oliveira

Bacteriocin activity and resistance in livestock pathogens

H. C. Mantovani, A. M. O. Cruz and A. D. Paiva

A rapid, high-throughput method for culturing, characterizing and biocide efficacy testing of both planktonic cells and biofilms

N.D. Allan, A. Omar,  M.W. Harding and M.E. Olson

A multi-well plate method for rapid growth, characterization and biocide sensitivity testing of microbial biofilms on various surface materials
M.W. Harding, R.J. Howard, G.D. Daniels, S.L. Mobbs, S.L.I. Lisowski, N.D. Allan, A. Omar and
M.E. Olson
Nanotechnology applied to medical biofilms control

C. Sousa, C. Botelho and R. Oliveira

In-situ study of early stages of biofilm formation under different environmental stresses by ATR-FTIR spectroscopy

F. Humbert and F. Quilès

Biofilm formation, control and novel strategies for eradication

Maria Esperanza Cortés, Jessika Consuegra Bonilla and Ruben Dario Sinisterra

Mechanisms and experimental models for the assessment of microbial biofilms’ phenotypical resistance /tolerance

V.Lazar and M.C. Chifiriuc

Antimicrobial Peptides

LL37, a human antimicrobial peptide with immunomodulatory properties

Reinaldo Ramos, Lucília Domingues and Miguel Gama 

Antibacterial Peptides: A Review

Christine Cézard, Viviane Silva-Pires, Catherine Mullié and Pascal Sonnet

Antimicrobial peptides modulate bilayer barrier properties using a variety of mechanisms of actions

Md. Ashrafuzzaman

Structural and functional insights into plant bactericidal peptides
E.S. Cândido, W.F. Porto, D.S. Amaro, J.C. Viana, S.C. Dias and O.L. Franco
Novel strategy for designing antimicrobial peptides: an answer to the development of drug resistance

N. B. Iannucci, R. González, O. Cascone and F. Albericio

Isolation of a New Antimicrobial/Antitumor Plant Peptide: Biotechnology Prospects for its Use in Cancer and Infectious Diseases Therapies

María G. Guevara, Fernando F. Muñoz, María B. Fernández, Julieta R. Mendieta and Gustavo R. Daleo

Gram-positive antibiotic biosynthetic clusters: a review

A. Argüelles Arias, M. Craig  and P. Fickers

Antimicrobial Peptides of Probiotic Lactobacillus strains

S. Pithva, P. Ambalam, J. M. Dave and B.R.M. Vyas

Production of eukaryotic antimicrobial peptides by bacteria – A review

Rogier A Gaiser, Luis Rivas and Paloma López

A preliminary study on antimicrobial peptides in the naturally damaged tunic of Ciona intestinalis (Tunicata)

M. A. Di Bella,  H. Fedders, M. Leippe and G. De Leo

Natural Products and Biocontrol

Antimicrobial natural productsKenneth G. Ngwoke, Damian C. Odimegwu and Charles O. Esimone
The potential anticariogenic effect of coffee

A.G. Antonio, A. Farah, K.R.N. dos Santos and L.C. Maia 

Control of plant diseases using extracts from medicinal plants and fungi

J. R. Stangarlin, O. J. Kuhn, L. Assi and K. R. F. Schwan-Estrada

Pathogenesis Related (PR) Proteins in Plant Defense Mechanism

Saboki Ebrahim, K.Usha and Bhupinder Singh

Antifungal plant extracts
Marcel Pârvu and Alina E. Pârvu
Homeopathy for the control of plant pathogens

M. V.Toledo, J. R. Stangarlin and C. M. Bonato

Structural and genetic alterations of fungal cells caused by mexican propolis

ML. Quintero Mora, A. Londoño Orozco, CI. Soto Zárate, CG. García Tovar, L. Carrillo Miranda, JG. Penieres Carrillo and TA. Cruz Sánchez

Small cysteine-rich proteins from plants: a rich resource of antimicrobial agents

Mrinal Bhave and Dinesh Raj Methuku

Plant antimicrobials in food applications: Minireview

Yasmina Sultanbawa 

Olive leaf extract and usage for development of antimicrobial food packaging

Z.Ö. Erdohan and K.N. Turhan

Antimicrobial compounds produced by Bacillus spp. and applications in food

F. Baruzzi, L. Quintieri, M. Morea and L. Caputo

Use of natural antimicrobials for the control of Listeria monocytogenes in foods

C. A. Campos, M.P. Castro, M.F. Gliemmo and L.I. Schelegueda

Antimicrobial volatile essential oils in edible films for food safety

Wen-Xian Du, Roberto J. Avena-Bustillos, Sui Sheng T. Hua and Tara H. McHugh

Essential oils against yeast and moulds causing food spoilage

Judit Krisch, Tserennadmid Rentsenkhand and Csaba Vágvölgyi

The mode of antibacterial action of essential oils

M. L. Faleiro 

Shelf life prolongation of fruit juices through essential oils and homogenization: a review
A. Bevilacqua, M.R. Corbo, D. Campaniello, D. D'Amato, M. Gallo, B. Speranza and M. Sinigagli
Antidermatophytic activity of essential oils
M. Zuzarte, M. J. Gonçalves, J. Canhoto and L. Salgueiro
Antimicrobial activity of plant natural extracts and essential oils

M.A. Calvo, E.L. Arosemena, C. Shiva and C. Adelantado

Effects of selected plants on the survival of Staphylococcus aureus

I. Steinka and A. Kukulowicz 

Plant derived antifungals- trends and potential applications in veterinary medicine: A mini-review
Nopamart Trakranrungsie
Antimicrobial potentials of Allium roseum: Recent Advances and Trends

Najjaa Hanen, Sami Fattouch, Emna Ammar and Mohamed Neffati

Evaluation of in vitro and in vivo antibacterial  and antifungal activity of “camelyn m”

Benedikte Maglakelidze, Guguli Abashidze, Inga Dadeshidze, Vakxtang Mshvildadze, Andre Pichete, 

Vincent Perreten, Shota Tsanava, Nata Shubladze and Koba Gurielidze

GM flax as a source of effective antimicrobial compounds

M. Czemplik, M .Żuk, A. Kulma, S. Kuc and J. Szopa

Antimicrobial properties of resveratrol: a review

L. Paulo, M. Oleastro, Eugenia Gallardo, J. A. Queiroz and F. Domingues 

Extending the benefits of antifungal proteins from plants

David W.M. Leung and Hossein Alizadeh

Molecular defence responses of sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum L.) to smut (Sporisorium scitamineum (Syd.) Piepenbr & Oberw. 2002.

M.E. Legaz, R. Santiago, R. de Armas, B. Alarcón, E.M. Díaz, E. Sánchez-Elordi, M. Sacristán, B. Fontaniella, A. M. Millanes, M. Blanch and C. Vicente

Indian nutraceutical plant leaves as a potential source of natural antimicrobial agents

Sumitra Chanda and Mital Kaneria

Endophytic fungi from brazilian mangrove plant Laguncularia  racemosa (L.) Gaertn. (Combretaceae): their antimicrobial potential

M.R.O. Silva, A.C. Almeida, F.V.F. Arruda and N. Gusmão

Antimicrobial activity of aqueous and methanolic extracts from Arthrospira maxima
N. B. Medina-Jaritz, D. R. Perez-Solis, S. L. Ruiloba de Leon F. and R. Olvera-Ramírez
Antimicrobial activities of microalgae: an invited review
Helena M. Amaro, A. Catarina Guedes and F. Xavier Malcata
Marine microorganisms: the world also changes

Pilar González-Párraga, Alberto Cuesta, J. Meseguer and Mª Ángeles Esteban

Marine Compounds and their Antimicrobial Activities

M. J. Abad, L. M. Bedoya and P. Bermejo

Influence  of temperature on the production of antibiotic molecules in Bacillus amyloliquefaciens strain HNA3

R.A. Nastro, Di Costanzo A., Gesuele R., Trifuoggi M., Inglese M. and Guida M

Bacteriocin producing lactic acid bacteria isolated from Boza, a traditional fermented beverage from Balkan Peninsula – from isolation to application

Jean Guy LeBlanc and Svetoslav Dimitrov Todorov

Growth Inhibition Strategies Based on Antimicrobial Microbes/Toxins
Shanow Uthman, Eyemen Kheir, Christian Bär, Daniel Jablonowski and Raffael Schaffrath
Enterocins: Bacteriocins with applications in the food industry
Y.M. Alvarez-Cisneros,T.R. Sáinz Espuñes, C.Wacher, F.J.Fernandez  and E.Ponce-Alquicira
Importance of microbial antagonisms about food attribution
Zerrin Erginkaya, Emel Ünal and Selin Kalkan

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