Antimicrobial Compounds

Current Strategies and New Alternatives

  • Tomás G. Villa
  • Patricia Veiga-Crespo

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Karola Böhme, Jorge Barros-Velázquez, Pilar Calo-Mata, Santiago P. Aubourg
    Pages 51-81
  3. Javier Sampedro, Elene R. Valdivia
    Pages 83-114
  4. José-Luis Barredo, Gulay Ozcengiz, Arnold L. Demain
    Pages 115-147
  5. M. Gacto, M. Madrid, A. Franco, T. Soto, J. Cansado, J. Vicente-Soler
    Pages 149-175
  6. Patricia Veiga-Crespo, Angeles Sanchez-Perez, Tomás G. Villa
    Pages 215-235
  7. Juan Carlos Ribas, Ángel Durán, Juan Carlos G. Cortés
    Pages 237-268
  8. Miguel Viñas, Francesc Rabanal, Roland Benz, Teresa Vinuesa, Ester Fuste
    Pages 269-284
  9. Fernando Santos-Beneit, Juan F. Martín, Carlos Barreiro
    Pages 285-311
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 313-316

About this book


Since penicillin and salvarsan were discovered, a number of new drugs to combat infectious diseases have been developed, but at the same time, the number of multi-resistant microorganism strains is increasing. Thus, the design of new and effective antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal agents will be a major challenge in the next years.

This book reviews the current state-of-the-art in antimicrobial research and discusses new strategies for the design and discovery of novel therapies. Topics covered include the use of genetic engineering, genome mining, manipulation of gene clusters, X-ray and neutron scattering as well as the antimicrobial effects of essential oils, antimicrobial agents of plant origin, beta-lactam antibiotics, antimicrobial peptides, and cell-wall-affecting antifungal antibiotics.


Anti-fungal compounds Anti-viral compounds Antibiotics Drug design Drug resistant bacteria

Editors and affiliations

  • Tomás G. Villa
    • 1
  • Patricia Veiga-Crespo
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Pharmacy, Dep Microbiology ParasitologyUniversity of Santiago de CompostelaSantiago de CompostelaSpain
  2. 2.Biomedical CenterLund UniversityLundSweden

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