Antimicrobial Resistance and Recent Alternatives to Antibiotics for the Control of Bacterial Pathogens with an Emphasis on Foodborne Pathogens

Yosra A. Helmy, Khaled Taha-Abdelaziz, Hanan Abd El Halim Hawwas, Soumya Ghosh, Samar Sami AlKafaas, Mohamed M.M. Moawad, Essa M. Saied, Issmat I. Kassem, Asmaa M.M. Mawad

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Abstract

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is one of the most important global public health problems. The imprudent use of antibiotics in humans and animals has resulted in the emergence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. The dissemination of these strains and their resistant determinants could endanger antibiotic efficacy. Therefore, there is an urgent need to identify and develop novel strategies to combat antibiotic resistance. This review provides insights into the evolution and the mechanisms of AMR. Additionally, it discusses alternative approaches that might be used to control AMR, including probiotics, prebiotics, antimicrobial peptides, small molecules, organic acids, essential oils, bacteriophage, fecal transplants, and nanoparticles.

Original languageEnglish
Article number274
JournalAntibiotics
Volume12
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2023

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Keywords

  • antibiotics alternatives
  • antibodies
  • antimicrobial peptides
  • antimicrobial resistance
  • bacteriophage
  • essential oils
  • fecal transplant
  • nanoparticles
  • organic acids
  • prebiotics
  • probiotics
  • quorum sensing
  • small molecules
  • vaccines

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Biochemistry
  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics (all)
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Pharmacology (medical)

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