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Review article

https://doi.org/10.5599/admet.5.1.375

Biomembrane mimics and their roles in anti-bacterial drug discovery

Xiaohui Hu ; Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Macau, Macau, China
Kin Tam ; Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Macau, Macau, China


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Abstract

Cell membrane is at the frontline of the battle between pathogenic microbe and host. A thorough understanding of bacterial membrane is fundamental to tackle infection disease. Membrane mimetic provides a powerful tool for mechanistic investigation of drug-membrane interaction. Herein, we summarized major features of bacterial and mammalian cell in context of antibacterial therapy. Many details were given to model membranes and their application in mechanistic studies. Current challenge in antibacterial therapy and perspective of membrane mimics in antibacterial drug discovery were also provided.

Keywords

Drug-membrane interaction; mode of action; liposome; supported lipid bilayer; resistance

Hrčak ID:

178353

URI

https://hrcak.srce.hr/178353

Publication date:

25.3.2017.

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