Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Title: Current landscape in the discovery of novel antibacterial agents
Author: Vila Estapé, Jordi
Moreno-Morales, Javier
Ballesté-Delpierre, Clara
Keywords: Medicaments antibacterians
Antibacterial agents
Issue Date: 28-Sep-2019
Publisher: Elsevier
Abstract: Background: Standard treatments against bacterial infections are becoming ineffective due to the rise of antibacterial resistance worldwide. Classical approaches to develop new antibacterial agents are not sufficient to fulfil the current pipeline, therefore new strategies are currently being devised in the field of antibacterial discovery. Objectives: The objective of this narrative review is to compile the most successful strategies for drug discovery within the antibacterial context that are currently being pursued. Sources: Peer-reviewed publications from the MEDLINE database with robust data addressing the discovery of new antibacterial agents in the current pipeline have been selected. Content: Several strategies to discover new antibacterials are described in this review: (i) derivatives of known antibacterial agents; the activity of a known antimicrobial agent can be improved through two strategies: (a) the modification of the original chemical structure of an antimicrobial agent to circumvent antibacterial resistance mechanisms and (b) the development of a compound that inhibits the mechanisms of resistance to an antibacterial agent; (ii) new antibacterial agents targeting new proteins; (iii) inhibitors of virulence factors; (iv) nanoparticles; (v) antimicrobial peptides and peptidomimetics; (vi) phage therapy and enzybiotics; and (vii) antisense oligonucleotides. Implications: This review intends to provide a positive message affirming that several different strategies to design new antibacterial agents are currently being developed, and we are therefore confident that in the near future some of the most promising approaches will come to fruition.
Note: Versió del document publicat a:
It is part of: Clinical Microbiology and Infection, 2019
Related resource: 10.1016/j.cmi.2019.09.015
ISSN: 1198-743X
Appears in Collections:Articles publicats en revistes (ISGlobal)

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
VilaJ_Clin_Microbiol_Infect_2019_Postprint.pdf456.33 kBAdobe PDFView/Open

This item is licensed under a Creative Commons License Creative Commons