Strategies for the eradication of intracellular bacterial pathogens

Yingying Chen, Yunjiang Jiang, Tianrui Xue, Jianjun Cheng

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Intracellular pathogens affect a significant portion of world population and cause millions of deaths each year. They can invade host cells and survive inside them and are extremely resistant to immune systems and antibiotics. Current treatments have limitations, and therefore, new effective therapies are needed to combat this ongoing health challenge. Active research efforts have been made to develop many new strategies to eradicate these intracellular pathogens. In this review, we focus on the intracellular bacterial pathogens and first introduce several representative intracellular bacteria and the diseases they cause. We then discuss the challenges in eradicating these bacteria and summarize the current therapeutics for intracellular bacteria. Finally, recent advances in intracellular bacteria eradication are highlighted.
Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalBiomaterials Science
StatePublished - Dec 19 2023


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