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Comparative Genomics and Discovery of Novel Cellular Targets for the Development of New Therapeutics Towards Vibrio cholerae, the Causative Agent of Cholera Disease

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Vibrio cholerae is a Gram-negative bacterium and causative agent of cho-lera, which is a severe gastrointestinal disease and a global public health concern. Repletion and antimicrobial drug therapies are necessary for efficacious treatment of severe cases of cholera. In situations where proper sanitation and repletion therapy are unavailable and multidrug resistant V. cholerae variants are present, alternative means of therapy are indicated. Towards this, comparative genomic analyses bet-ween virulent versus non-virulent serotypes of V. cholerae have been useful in iden-tifying new cellular targets for the development of new chemotherapies for cholera. This review article explores these new avenues for cholera treatments and sum-marizes these novel putative drug targets.
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Keywords: Vibrio cholerae; antimicrobial resistance; cholera; drug targets

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: August 1, 2016

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  • Anti-Infective Agents publishes original research, expert reviews, drug clinical trial studies and guest edited issues on all the latest and outstanding developments on the medicinal chemistry, biology, pharmacology and use of anti-infective and anti-parasitic agents. The scope of the journal covers all pre-clinical and clinical research on antimicrobials, antibacterials, antiviral, antifungal, and antiparasitic agents. Anti-Infective Agents is an essential journal for all infectious disease researchers in industry, academia and the health services.
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