Journal of Drug Metabolism & Toxicology

Journal of Drug Metabolism & Toxicology
Open Access

ISSN: 2157-7609

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Ahtesham Ahmad Shad

Ahtesham Ahmad Shad
Institute of Microbiology,

  • Mini Review
    MCR-1 Colistin Resistance in Escherichia coli Wildlife: A Continental Mini-review
    Author(s): Ahtesham Ahmad ShadAhtesham Ahmad Shad

    Antimicrobial resistance is one of the major leading problem and an issue for medical science in this era. Despite of being successful in treating bacterial infections and developing novel antibiotics, we are unfortunately going back to pre-antibiotic era. ESBLs, Cabapenemases and MCR-1 genes are the predisposing factors together in emerging the resistance. Horizontal gene transfer makes it favorable to spread resistance mechanisms at much faster rate. Antimicrobial resistance is taken as a more significant issue, when it comes towards the resistance of bacterial strains towards our lost-resort antibiotic i.E. colistin. Polymyxin E or colistin is an effective therapy against multidrug resistant pathogens i.e. ESKAPE. But, the discovery of MCR-1 gene has led to medical science to hands off at present. This mini-review aims to give a glance on MCR-1 gene mechanism of resistance in Escheric.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2157-7609.1000243

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