Biology

Biofilm Control and Antimicrobial Agents
Editor: S. M. Abu Sayem, PhD

Biofilm Control and Antimicrobial Agents

Published. Available now.
Pub Date: March 2014
Hardback Price: $149.95 US
Hard ISBN: 9781771880022
E-Book ISBN: 9781482239492
Pages: 416pp
Binding Type: hardbound

This title includes a number of Open Access chapters.



This book highlights some of the exciting research that has recently been done in the important and far-ranging field of biofilms and microbial agents.

The book:
  • discusses antimicrobial agents in relation to biofilm control and resistance
  • introduces biofilm formation and mitigation strategies
  • considers biofilms in relation to human health hazards and disease
  • covers biofilm drug resistance in relation to adherence and formation
  • presents some potential therapeutic strategies in medicine and dentistry
The book helps to show novel, safe, and long-term solutions to the challenges imposed by biofilms.

CONTENTS:
Introduction
Chapter 1. Potential Novel Therapeutic Strategies in Cystic Fibrosis: Antimicrobial and Anti-Biofilm Activity of Natural and Designed -helical Peptides Against Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Stenotrophomonas maltophilia

Arianna Pompilio, Valentina Crocetta, Marco Scocchi, Stefano Pomponio, Valentina Di Vincenzo, Mario Mardirossian, Giovanni Gherardi, Ersilia Fiscarelli, Giordano Dicuonzo, Renato Gennaro, and Giovanni Di Bonaventura

Chapter 2. Dispersal of Biofilms by Secreted, Matrix Degrading, Bacterial DNase

Reindert Nijland, Michael J. Hall, and J. Grant Burgess

Chapter 3. 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

Chapter 4. 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

Chapter 5. 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

Chapter 6. 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

Chapter 7. Impairment of the Bacterial Biofilm Stability by Triclosan

Helen V. Lubarsky, Sabine U. Gerbersdorf, Cèdric Hubas, Sebastian Behrens, Francesco Ricciardi, and David M. Paterson

Chapter 8. Antimicrobial Pressure of Ciprofloxacin and Gentamicin on Biofilm Development by an Endoscope-Isolated Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Idalina Machado, Joana Graça, Hélder Lopes, Susana Lopes, and Maria O. Pereira

Chapter 9. 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

Chapter 10. 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

Chapter 11. 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

Chapter 12. 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

Chapter 13. 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

Chapter 14. Candida Biofilms and the Host: Models and New Concepts for Eradication

Hélène Tournu and Patrick Van Dijck

Chapter 15. Innovative Strategies to Overcome Biofilm Resistance

Aleksandra Taraszkiewicz, Grzegorz Fila, Mariusz Grinholc, and Joanna Nakonieczna

Index


About the Authors / Editors:
Editor: S. M. Abu Sayem, PhD
Associate Professor, Genetics and Biotechnology Department, Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Sylhet, Bangladesh

Dr. S. M. Abu Sayem is an associate professor in the Department of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology at Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Sylhet, Bangladesh. He is a researcher and author, having published numerous peer-reviewed articles in the fields of structural biology, biofilms, and biotechnology.




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