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The Chemistry of Antibiofilm Phytocompounds

Author(s):

Dibyajit Lahiri, Moupriya Nag, Sayantani Garai and Rina Rani Ray*   Pages 1 - 14 ( 14 )

Abstract:


Phytocompounds are long known for their therapeutic uses due to their competence as antimicrobial agents. The antimicrobial activity of these bioactive compounds manifests their ability as an antibiofilm agent and is thereby proved to be competent to treat the wide spread of biofilm-associated chronic infections. Rapid development of antibiotic resistance in bacteria has made the treatment of these infections almost impossible by conventional antibiotic therapy, which forced in the switch over to the use of phytocompounds. The present overview deals with the classification of the huge array of phytocompounds according to their chemical nature, detection of their target pathogen, and elucidation of their mode of action.

Keywords:

Biofilm, antibiotic resistance, phytocompounds, antibiofilm, antimicrobial agents.

Affiliation:

Department of Biotechnology, University of Engineering & Management, Kolkata, Department of Biotechnology, University of Engineering & Management, Kolkata, Department of Biotechnology, University of Engineering & Management, Kolkata, Department of Biotechnology, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology, West Bengal



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