Strategies for Circumventing Bacterial Resistance Mechanisms

  • Jed F. FisherEmail author
  • Jarrod W. Johnson
  • Shahriar Mobashery
Reference work entry


The future practices for the control of bacterial infections are uncertain. The intransigent infection is no longer found just among the immune compromised but is now found both in and out the boundaries of the hospital. Preserving the efficacy of the antibacterials we have, in order to secure the time needed to discover and develop new antibacterials, will require abrupt change: in the way antibacterials are dispensed and disposed, in the criteria used to measure clinical safety and efficacy, in the financial incentives for antibacterial development, and in the understanding of the molecular mechanisms governing the relationship between the antibacterial and the bacterium. This review examines this relationship from the particular perspective of the eventual need to circumvent resistance mechanisms in order to reclaim the lifesaving value of the antibacterial chemical.


Antibiotic Cell Wall Cytoskeleton Natural Products Resistome Synergy 


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  1. 1.Department of Chemistry and BiochemistryUniversity of Notre DameNotre Dame, INUSA

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