BIOMEDICAL JOURNAL OF PIROGOV UNIVERSITY (MOSCOW, RUSSIA)
Alternatives to antibiotics: phage lytic enzymes and phage therapy
Multiple drug resistance of nosocomial bacterial strains provoked by the unwise and uncontrolled use of antibiotics in medicine and agriculture seriously threatens modern healthcare: minor and trivial infections are about to kill again. A solution may lie in the development of new alternatives to antibiotics. This review highlights the most interesting approaches to the development of antibacterial drugs focusing on the most promising ones, such as phage therapy and phage lytic enzymes (lysins).
Keywords: antibiotic, bacterophage, phage lysin, phage therapy, antibiotic treatment, multiple drug resistance