Journal of Food and Nutritional DisordersISSN: 2324-9323

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Editorial, J Food Nutri Disor E Vol: 10 Issue: 2

Antimicrobial Resistance and Antibiotics as a Nutritional Resource

Allice William*

Department of Food and Nutritional Disorders, University of Newyork, United States

*Corresponding Author : Allice William
Department of Food and Nutritional Disorders, University of Newyork, United States
E-mail: [email protected]

Received: February 25, 2021 Accepted: February 28, 2021 Published: March 02, 2021

Citation: Allice William (2021) Antimicrobial Resistance and Antibiotics as a Nutritional Resource. J Food Nutr Disor 10:2.

Abstract

Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) is recognized as one of the complex problems and bacteria have acquired resistance to a wide range of antimicrobials used due to its abuse in growth promotion, treatment of diseases etc. Identifying the alternatives and bringing out comprehensive alternatives to antibiotics is the need of the hour to further reduce the impacts. Antibiotics are to be employed only when they are utmost needed (antibiotic prudency) and at the most close for treatment of diseases.

Keywords: Bacteria; Nutrional Disorders; Bacteriocins

Editorial

Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) is recognized as one of the complex problems and bacteria have acquired resistance to a wide range of antimicrobials used due to its abuse in growth promotion, treatment of diseases etc. Identifying the alternatives and bringing out comprehensive alternatives to antibiotics is the need of the hour to further reduce the impacts. Antibiotics are to be employed only when they are utmost needed (antibiotic prudency) and at the most close for treatment of diseases. Strong commitment from all the stakeholders, researchers, and the policy makers are essential for limiting the rapid spread as well as emergence of new strains which are resistant to available antibiotics. Antibiotic prudency could be a imprecise perception which can be challenging to express when the health of the individual, is of instantaneous position. Even so, central to executing antibiotic prudency is the ease of use of efficacious alternatives to antibiotics. Several types of alternatives to antibiotics be present for handling definite health diseases, including bacteriophage rehabilitation, bacteria, bacteriocins, and competitive exclusion of pathogens. Novel studies are focussed on compounds with antimicrobial activity with antimicrobial properties of natural or synthetic compounds and development of nano particle based agents. The new arena has been making the antibodies as therapeutic agents in which the specificity of antibodies, and the inability of bacteria to develop resistance against them, make them attractive, albeit expensive, alternative therapeutic agents. Antimicrobial peptides have elongated and been wellthought- out as potential substitutes for antibiotics but with limited success. Synthetic peptides and synthetic membraneactive agents might cause a shift. For the purpose of stimulation or microbial enhancement, probiotics and faecal transplant therapy can be employed. The use of oligonucleotides for silencing resistance genes and re-sensitizing resistant bacteria to antibiotics are limited to in vitro experiments and haven’t progressed to clinical evaluation. Several alternatives have been by this time be present in nature and are being investigated. Still, the challenge is to implement them in clinical use. Advancements within biotechnology, genetic engineering, and synthetic chemistry have opened up new avenues towards the search for therapies that can substitute antibiotics.

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