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Heterocycle Compounds with Antimicrobial Activity

[ Vol. 26 , Issue. 8 ]

Author(s):

Maria Fesatidou, Anthi Petrou and Geronikaki Athina*   Pages 867 - 904 ( 38 )

Abstract:


Background: Bacterial infections are a growing problem worldwide causing morbidity and mortality mainly in developing countries. Moreover, the increased number of microorganisms, developing multiple resistances to known drugs, due to abuse of antibiotics, is another serious problem. This problem becomes more serious for immunocompromised patients and those who are often disposed to opportunistic fungal infections.

Objective: The objective of this manuscript is to give an overview of new findings in the field of antimicrobial agents among five-membered heterocyclic compounds. These heterocyclic compounds especially five-membered attracted the interest of the scientific community not only for their occurrence in nature but also due to their wide range of biological activities.

Methods: To reach our goal, a literature survey that covers the last decade was performed.

Results: As a result, recent data on the biological activity of thiazole, thiazolidinone, benzothiazole and thiadiazole derivatives are mentioned.

Conclusion: It should be mentioned that despite the progress in the development of new antimicrobial agents, there is still room for new findings. Thus, research still continues.

Keywords:

Antibacterial, antifungal, thiazole, benzothiazole, thiazolidinone, thiadiazole, microdilution methods.

Affiliation:

School of Health, Department of Pharmacy, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki 54124, School of Health, Department of Pharmacy, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki 54124, School of Health, Department of Pharmacy, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki 54124



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