›› 2015, Vol. 33 ›› Issue (6): 592-.doi: 10.3969 j.issn.1000-3606.2015.06.023

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Current research status of non-antibiotic antibacterial therapies

Reviewer: LONG Zhi, Reviser: ZHOU Yunfang   

  1. Department of Infection,Shanghai Children's Medical Center Affiliated to Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine,Shanghai,200127,China
  • Received:2015-06-15 Online:2015-06-15 Published:2015-06-15

Abstract: With the inappropriate use of antibiotics, the situation of bacterial resistance is more and more severe. The emergence of multidrug-resistant (MDR) bacteria has made it difficult to cure the infections in clinical. For treatment the infections caused by MDR and reducucton of the generation of resistant bacteria, researchers are actively studying on the nonantibiotic substances for antibacterial activity. In this paper, the advances in those with confirmed effects such as phage therapy, metal/chelation therapy, immunization therapy, photodynamic therapy, and nitric oxide (NO)-based therapies, small molecule inhibitors, antimicrobial peptides and Chinese herb were reviewed.