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Potentiation of Gram-positive specific antibiotics against Gram-negative bacteria through outer membrane disruption

Extending our current arsenal of antibiotics is key to staying ahead in the arms race between humans and resistant bacteria.

Wesseling, C.M.J.
05 juli 2022
Thesis in Leiden Repository

Classes of antibiotics otherwise limited to the treatment of Gram-positive pathogens may be potentiated against Gram-negative bacteria by disruption of their outer membrane. The work described in this thesis focuses on the development of novel synergists designed to selectively disrupt the outer membrane and in doing potentiate the activity of antibiotics that are otherwise inactive against Gram-negative bacteria.

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