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The Resource Phage therapy : current research and applications, edited by Jan Borysowski, Ryszard Mied̜zybrodzki and Andrzej Górski

Phage therapy : current research and applications, edited by Jan Borysowski, Ryszard Mied̜zybrodzki and Andrzej Górski

Label
Phage therapy : current research and applications
Title
Phage therapy
Title remainder
current research and applications
Statement of responsibility
edited by Jan Borysowski, Ryszard Mied̜zybrodzki and Andrzej Górski
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The emergence of bacteria resistant to multiple antibiotics has become a serious threat to public health and is considered one of the greatest challenges for contemporary medicine. Phage therapy, the use of bacteriophages as anti-bacterial agents, may offer an alternative treatment for bacterial infections. Phages have many potential applications in human medicine as well as dentistry, veterinary science, agriculture and food protection. Written by internationally recognized experts from leading world centres involved in phage research and phage therapy, this book provides comprehensive coverage of the topic with a focus on current research and emerging applications. The book opens with chapters covering the general characteristics of bacteriophages and the basic concepts of phage therapy. Further topics include the pharmacology of phage therapy, bacterial resistance, non-bactericidal effects of phages, main applications of bacteriophages in clinical medicine, plant pathosystems, animal production, food protection, and biofilm control, as well as regulatory and intellectual property aspects of phage therapy. Although the book focuses on applications of virulent bacteriophages, it also discusses genetically-engineered phages, phages as delivery vehicles for other antimicrobials, as well as phage lysins. This volume is an essential reference for anyone interested in phage therapy and a highly recommended book for everyone working in the areas of antibacterial resistance, antimicrobial development, bacteriophage research, biocontrol and biodetection"--Publisher's description
Member of
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
579.2/6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QR342
LC item number
.P53 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
QW 161
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Borysowski, Jan
  • Mied̜zybrodzki, Ryszard
  • Górski, Andrzej
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bacteriophages
  • Antibacterial agents
  • Bacteriophages
  • Bacterial Infections
  • Biological Therapy
  • HEALTH & FITNESS
  • MEDICAL
  • MEDICAL
  • MEDICAL
  • MEDICAL
  • Antibacterial agents
Label
Phage therapy : current research and applications, edited by Jan Borysowski, Ryszard Mied̜zybrodzki and Andrzej Górski
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: characteristics of phages as antibacterial agents. General characteristics of bacteriophages -- The first step to bacteriophage therapy: how to choose the correct phage -- Bacteriophages as drugs: the pharmacology of phage therapy -- Fighting bacteriophage infection: mechanisms of bacterial resistance -- Non-bactericidal effects of phages in mammals -- Part II: Applications of phages and phage-derived enzymes as antibacterials. Overview of therapeutic applications of bacteriophages -- Considerations for using bacteriophages in plant pathosystems -- Bacteriophage therapy in animal production -- The use of phages as biocontrol agents in foods -- Phage therapy: experiments using animal infection models -- Clinical phage therapy -- Reintroducing phage therapy in modern medicine: the regulatory and intellectual property hurdles -- The use of bacteriophages and bacteriophage-derived enzymes for clinically relevant biofilm control -- Using what phage have evolved to kill pathogenic bacteria -- Genetically engineered phage as antimicrobials and biodetectors -- Engineered filamentous bacteriophages as targeted anti-bacterial drug-carrying nanomedicines
Control code
876882413
Extent
1 online resource (397 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781908230744
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)876882413
Label
Phage therapy : current research and applications, edited by Jan Borysowski, Ryszard Mied̜zybrodzki and Andrzej Górski
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: characteristics of phages as antibacterial agents. General characteristics of bacteriophages -- The first step to bacteriophage therapy: how to choose the correct phage -- Bacteriophages as drugs: the pharmacology of phage therapy -- Fighting bacteriophage infection: mechanisms of bacterial resistance -- Non-bactericidal effects of phages in mammals -- Part II: Applications of phages and phage-derived enzymes as antibacterials. Overview of therapeutic applications of bacteriophages -- Considerations for using bacteriophages in plant pathosystems -- Bacteriophage therapy in animal production -- The use of phages as biocontrol agents in foods -- Phage therapy: experiments using animal infection models -- Clinical phage therapy -- Reintroducing phage therapy in modern medicine: the regulatory and intellectual property hurdles -- The use of bacteriophages and bacteriophage-derived enzymes for clinically relevant biofilm control -- Using what phage have evolved to kill pathogenic bacteria -- Genetically engineered phage as antimicrobials and biodetectors -- Engineered filamentous bacteriophages as targeted anti-bacterial drug-carrying nanomedicines
Control code
876882413
Extent
1 online resource (397 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781908230744
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)876882413

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