Biomedical and Biotechnology Research Journal (BBRJ)

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: 2018  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 9--15

Exploring potential of phage therapy for tuberculosis using model organism


Vijay Singh Gondil, Sanjay Chhibber 
 Department of Microbiology, Basic Medical Sciences, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India

Correspondence Address:
Prof. Sanjay Chhibber
Department of Microbiology, Basic Medical Sciences, Panjab University, Chandigarh - 160 025
India

Antibiotics, one of the miracle discoveries of the 20th century after world war revolutionized the treatment and prophylaxis of infectious diseases. Antibiotics led to an increase in the quality of health-care system but with the emergence of antibiotic-resistant bacterial strains compromised their very potential. The WHO calls bacterial resistance as one of the major threats to global health, food security, and development today. Antibiotic resistance poses a need of alternative therapy to conventional antibiotics. As proved in preantibiotic era phage therapy is effective against a number of successful pathogens and can be used as an alternative strategy to restrain stern infections such as antibiotic resistance tuberculosis (TB). In the present paper, effectiveness of phage therapy and use of model organisms for developing treatment strategy for antibiotic-resistant TB is discussed so as to explore new possibilities in battle against antibiotic resistance.


How to cite this article:
Gondil VS, Chhibber S. Exploring potential of phage therapy for tuberculosis using model organism.Biomed Biotechnol Res J 2018;2:9-15


How to cite this URL:
Gondil VS, Chhibber S. Exploring potential of phage therapy for tuberculosis using model organism. Biomed Biotechnol Res J [serial online] 2018 [cited 2021 Jan 16 ];2:9-15
Available from: https://www.bmbtrj.org/article.asp?issn=2588-9834;year=2018;volume=2;issue=1;spage=9;epage=15;aulast=Gondil;type=0