Table of Contents

Antimicrobial peptides. A new class of Scots pine antimicrobial proteins, which act by binding B-glucan / Sanjeewani Sooriyaarachchi ... [et al.]. Antimicrobial aza-[symbol]-peptides : structure-activity relationship? / B. Legrand ... [et al.]. differential antimicrobial activities of human beta-defensins against Methicillin resistant (MRSA) and Methicillin sensitive (MSSA) Staphylococcus aureus / N. D. S. Herathge, J. T. George and D. A. Rowley. Isolation of antimicrobial peptides from New Zealand spinach Tetragonia tetragonioides / T. Neubauerova ... [et al.]. Lysostaphin : molecular changes that preserve staphylolytic activity / S. Becker ... [et al.]. Purification and characterization of antimicrobial peptides from fleshly larvae haemolymph / T. Neubauerova ... [et al.]. Structural and functional diversity of natural antimicrobial oligopeptides / Aexander A. Zamyatnin. The role of Gram-negative envelope LPS on the bactericidal properties of proteins and peptides : the case of eosinophil cationic protein / D. Pulido ... [et al.].
Non-antibiotics biocides. Evaluation of biocidal activity of Evolyse, a disinfectant based on hydrogen peroxide and silver nitrate / M. Barbara Pisano ... [et al.]. Increased resistance to detergent in Enterococcus faecalis / Jacqueline Keyhani and Ezzatollah Keyhani. Legionella pneumophila isolation rate in a Spanish hospital pre- and post-installation of an electro-chemical activation system for potable water disinfection / Jose-Maria Rivera ... [et al.].
Antimicrobial evaluation : clinical and pre-clinical trials. Adherence to ART and its associated factors among HIV AIDS patients in Addis Ababa / Ezra Muluneh. Effectiveness and safety of miconazole with hydrocortisone (Daktacort) feminine care cream in the treatment of vulvar candidiasis / J. Perez-Peralta and G. Balaccua.
Natural products : terrestrial and marine organisms. Analysis of the 2-Phenylethyl isothiocyanate present in Brassica leaves and their potential application as antimicrobial agent against bacteria strains isolated from human and pig gastrointestinal tracts / A. Aires ... [et al.]. Antimicrobial effect of carvacrol on Escherichia coli K12 growth at different temperatures / C. M. Belda-Galbis, A. Martinez and D. Rodrigo. Bacteriostatic effect of cocoa powder rich in polyphenols to control Cronobacter sakazakii proliferation on infant milk formula / M. C. Pina-Perez, D. Rodrigo and A. Martinez-Lopez. The aim of this book is to disseminate the most recent research in science and technology against microbial pathogens presented at the first edition of the ICAR Conference Series (ICAR2010) held in Valladolid, Spain, in November 2010. This volume is a compilation of 86 chapters written by active researchers that offer information and experiences and afford critical insights into anti-microbe strategies in a general context marked by the threat posed by the increasing antimicrobial resistance of pathogenic microorganisms. "Anti" is here taken in a wide sense as "against cell cycle, adhesion, or communication", and when harmful for the human health (infectious diseases, chemotherapy etc.) and industry or economy (food, agriculture, water systems etc.) The book examines this interesting subject area from antimicrobial resistance (superbugs, emerging and re-emerging pathogens etc.), to the use of natural products or microbes against microbial pathogens, not forgetting antimicrobial chemistry, physics and material science. Readers will find in a single volume, up-to-date information of the current knowledge in antimicrobial research. The book is recommended for researchers from a broad range of academic disciplines that are contributing in the battle against harmful microorganisms, not only those more traditionally involved in this research area (microbiologists, biochemists, geneticists, clinicians etc.), but also experimental and theoretical/computational chemists, physicists or engineers.