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Title: Exploring the possible targeting strategies of liposomes against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
Authors: Nur Najihah Izzati Mat Rani
Zahraa Mustafa Hussein
Fahimi Mustapa
Hanisah Azhari
Sekar, Mahendran
Chen, Xiang Yi
Mohd Cairul Iqbal Mohd Amin
Keywords: Clinical trials
Drug delivery
Surface functionalization
Targeting ligands
Issue Date: Aug-2021
Publisher: Elsevier B.V.
Citation: Nur Najihah Izzati Mat Rani, Zahraa Mustafa Hussein, Fahimi Mustapa, Hanisah Azhari, Sekar, M., Chen, X. Y., & Mohd Cairul Iqbal Mohd Amin (2021). Exploring the possible targeting strategies of liposomes against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics, 165, 84–105.
Abstract: Multi antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections are on the rise due to the overuse of antibiotics. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is one of the pathogens listed under the category of serious threats where vancomycin remains the mainstay treatment despite the availability of various antibacterial agents. Recently, decreased susceptibility to vancomycin from clinical isolates of MRSA has been reported and has drawn worldwide attention as it is often difficult to overcome and leads to increased medical costs, mortality, and longer hospital stays. Development of antibiotic delivery systems is often necessary to improve bioavailability and biodistribution, in order to reduce antibiotic resistance and increase the lifespan of antibiotics. Liposome entrapment has been used as a method to allow higher drug dosing apart from reducing toxicity associated with drugs. The surface of the liposomes can also be designed and enhanced with drug-release properties, active targeting, and stealth effects to prevent recognition by the mononuclear phagocyte system, thus enhancing its circulation time. The present review aimed to highlight the possible targeting strategies of liposomes against MRSA bacteremia systemically while investigating the magnitude of this effect on the minimum inhibitory concentration level.
ISSN: 09396411
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