This title includes a number of Open Access chapters.
This new book highlights some of the exciting research that has recently been done in the important and far-ranging field of biofilms and microbial agents. It discusses antimicrobial agents in relation to biofilm control and resistance. The book also introduces biofilm formation and mitigation strategies. It helps explores long-term solutions to the challenges imposed by biofilms.
Table of Contents
Potential Novel Therapeutic Strategies in Cystic Fibrosis: Antimicrobial and Anti-Biofilm Activity of Natural and Designed Α-Helical Peptides Against Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Stenotrophomonas maltophiliaArianna Pompilio, Valentina Crocetta, Marco Scocchi, Stefano Pomponio, Valentina Di Vincenzo, Mario Mardirossian, Giovanni Gherardi, Ersilia Fiscarelli, Giordano Dicuonzo, Renato Gennaro, and Giovanni Di Bonaventura
Dispersal of Biofilms by Secreted, Matrix Degrading, Bacterial DNase, Reindert Nijland, Michael J. Hall, and J. Grant Burgess
The RNA Processing Enzyme Polynucleotide Phosphorylase Negatively Controls Biofilm Formation by Repressing Poly-N-Acetylglucosamine (Pnag) Production in Escherichia coli C, Thomas Carzaniga, Davide Antoniani, Gianni Dehò, Federica Briani, and Paolo Landini
Comparative Proteomic Analysis of Streptococcus suis Biofilms and Planktonic Cells That Identified Biofilm Infection-Related Immunogenic Proteins, Yang Wang, Li Yi, Zongfu Wu, Jing Shao, Guangjin Liu, Hongjie Fan, Wei Zhang, and Chengping Lu
Anti-Biofilm Activity of an Exopolysaccharide from a Sponge-Associated Strain of Bacillus licheniformis, S.M. Abu Sayem, Emiliano Manzo, Letizia Ciavatta, Annabella Tramice, Angela Cordone, Anna Zanfardino, Maurilio De Felice, and Mario Varcamonti
Osteopontin Reduces Biofilm Formation in a Multi-Species Model of Dental Biofilm, Sebastian Schlafer, Merete K. Raarup, Peter L. Wejse, Bente Nyvad, Brigitte M. Städler, Duncan S. Sutherland, Henrik Birkedal, and Rikke L. Meyer
Impairment of the Bacterial Biofilm Stability by Triclosan, Helen V. Lubarsky, Sabine U. Gerbersdorf, Cédric Hubas, Sebastian Behrens, Francesco Ricciardi, and David M. Paterson
Antimicrobial Pressure of Ciprofloxacin and Gentamicin on Biofilm Development by an Endoscope-Isolated Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Idalina Machado, Joana Graça, Hélder Lopes, Susana Lopes, and Maria O. Pereira
Inhibition of Staphylococcus epidermidis Biofilm Formation by Traditional Thai Herbal Recipes Used for Wound Treatment, S. Chusri, K. Sompetch, S. Mukdee, S. Jansrisewangwong, T. Srichai, K. Maneenoon, S. Limsuwan, and S. P. Voravuthikunchai
In Vitro Assessment of Shiitake Mushroom (Lentinula edodes) Extract for Its Antigingivitis Activity, Lena Ciric, Anna Tymon, Egija Zaura, Peter Lingström, Monica Stauder, Adele Papetti, Caterina Signoretto, Jonathan Pratten, Michael Wilson, and David Spratt
Antimicrobial, Antimycobacterial and Antibiofilm Properties of Couroupita guianensis Aubl. Fruit Extract, Naif Abdullah Al-Dhabi, Chandrasekar Balachandran, Michael Karunai Raj,Veeramuthu Duraipandiyan, Chinnasamy Muthukumar, Savarimuthu Ignacimuthu, Inshad Ali Khan, and Vikrant Singh Rajput
Fur is a Repressor of Biofilm Formation in Yersinia pestis, Fengjun Sun, He Gao, Yiquan Zhang, Li Wang, Nan Fang, Yafang Tan, Zhaobiao Guo, Peiyuan Xia, Dongsheng Zhou, and Ruifu Yang
Hsp90 Governs Dispersion and Drug Resistance of Fungal Biofilms, Nicole Robbins, Priya Uppuluri, Jeniel Nett, Ranjith Rajendran, Gordon Ramage, Jose L. Lopez-Ribot, David Andes, and Leah E. Cowen
Candida Biofilms and the Host: Models and New Concepts for Eradication, Hélène Tournu and Patrick Van Dijck
Innovative Strategies to Overcome Biofilm Resistance, Aleksandra Taraszkiewicz, Grzegorz Fila, Mariusz Grinholc, and Joanna Nakonieczna
Dr. S. M. Abu Sayem is an assistant professor in the Genetics and Biotechnology Department at Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Sylhet, Bangladesh, and a research associate in the Department of Structural and Functional Biology at the University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy. He is a researcher and author, having published numerous peer-reviewed articles in the fields of structural biology, biofilms, and biotechnology.