Editors: "K. Tamreihao", "Saikat Mukherjee", "Debananda S. Ningthoujam"

Current Perspectives on Anti-Infective Agents

Volume 1

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ISBN: 978-981-14-3272-9
eISBN: 978-981-14-3273-6 (Online)
DOI: 10.2174/97898114327361190101

Introduction

The volume is a comprehensive documentation on major infectious diseases from tropical countries which pose a serious threat to global healthcare programs. These include diseases such as tuberculosis, AIDS, leishmaniasis (kala-azar), elephantiasis, malaria, leprosy, various fungal disorders, and emergent viral diseases. Due to the widespread use of antibiotics, there is an emergence of drug-resistant pathogens in many regions. Hence, there is a need to search for novel, cost-effective bioactive compounds that demonstrate high efficacy and low toxicity in human cells from unexplored ecosystems to combat emerging drug-resistant pathogens. Chapters of this volume focus on the pathogenesis and etiology of each of the mentioned diseases, updated WHO reports wherever applicable, conventional drugs and their pharmacokinetics as well as new approaches to develop anti-infective agents.

The authors also present a detailed report on ‘superbugs’ (multi-drug resistant pathogens) and new measures being taken up to eradicate them. Information about new antimicrobials (bioactive peptides and silk protein sericin) and the approaches taken by scientists and healthcare professionals for successful targeting of these molecules for human medicine. This volume is essential for general readers, healthcare professionals, researchers, and academicians actively involved in research on infectious diseases and anti-infective therapeutic drugs.

Contributors

Editor(s):
K. Tamreihao
Advanced Level State Biotech Hub
Microbial Biotechnology Research Laboratory
Department of Biochemistry
Manipur University, Canchipur - 795003
India


Saikat Mukherjee
Advanced Level State Biotech Hub
Microbial Biotechnology Research Laboratory
Department of Biochemistry
Manipur University, Canchipur - 795003
India


Debananda S. Ningthoujam
Advanced Level State Biotech Hub
Microbial Biotechnology Research Laboratory
Department of Biochemistry
Manipur University, Canchipur - 795003
India




Contributor(s):
Debananda S. Ningthoujam
Advanced Level State Biotech Hub
Microbial Biotechnology Research Laboratory (MBRL), Department of Biochemistry, Manipur University
Canchipur - 795003
India


Dollyca Ningombam
Department of Life Science
Manipur University
Canchipur-79500
India


Elangbam Shanta Singh
Advanced Level State Biotech Hub
Microbial Biotechnology Research Laboratory (MBRL), Department of Biochemistry, Manipur University
Imphal, Canchipur – 795003
India


Ibemhal D Asem
Advanced Level State Biotech Hub
Microbial Biotechnology Research Laboratory (MBRL), Department of Biochemistry, Manipur University
Imphal, Canchipur – 795003
India


Khullakpam Shaheen
Advanced Level State Biotech Hub
Microbial Biotechnology Research Laboratory (MBRL), Department of Biochemistry, Manipur University
Imphal, Canchipur – 795003
India


K. Tamreihao
Advanced Level State Biotech Hub
Microbial Biotechnology Research Laboratory (MBRL), Department of Biochemistry, Manipur University
Canchipur - 795003
India
/
ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region
Manipur Centre
Imphal-795004
India


Laishram Jaya Devi
Microbial Biotechnology Research Laboratory (MBRL), Department of Biochemistry, Manipur University
Advanced Level State Biotech Hub
Canchipur-795003
India


Laishram Somenkumar Singh
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Regional Institute of Medical Science (RIMS)
Imphal, Manipur-795004
India


Laishram Rupachandra Singh
Protein Biochemistry Laboratory
Microbial Biotechnology Research Laboratory (MBRL), Department of Biochemistry, Manipur University
Manipur
India


Pintubala Kshetri
ICAR Complex for NEH region
Manipur Centre
Lamphelpat 795004
India


Rakhi Khunjamayum
Advanced Level State Biotech Hub
Microbial Biotechnology Research Laboratory (MBRL), Department of Biochemistry, Manipur University
Imphal, Canchipur – 795003
India


Roshan Singh Asem
Advanced Level State Biotech Hub
Microbial Biotechnology Research Laboratory (MBRL), Department of Biochemistry, Manipur University
Imphal, Canchipur – 795003
India


Sanjenbam Kunjeshwori Devi
Protein Biochemistry Laboratory
Microbial Biotechnology Research Laboratory (MBRL), Department of Biochemistry, Manipur University
Manipur
India


Shamjetshabam Babeeta Chanu
Protein Biochemistry Laboratory
Microbial Biotechnology Research Laboratory (MBRL), Department of Biochemistry, Manipur University
Manipur
India


Saikat Mukherjee
Advanced Level State Biotech Hub
Microbial Biotechnology Research Laboratory (MBRL), Department of Biochemistry, Manipur University
Imphal, Canchipur – 795003
India


Subhra Saikat Roy
ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region
Manipur Centre
Imphal-795004
India


Sumita Banerjee
Department of Oral Pathology & Microbiology
Dental College, Regional Institute of Medical Sciences
Imphal, Manipur - 795004
India


Thangjam Surchandra Singh
ICAR Complex for NEH region
Manipur Centre
Lamphelpat 795004
India




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