Biofilm Inhibition: Compounds with Antibacterial Effects

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Abstract

Biofilms can form on living or inert surfaces and prevail in natural, industrial, and hospital environments. They are made of bacteria organized in a coordinated functional community. Biofilms do not respond to antibiotic treatment due to multiple mechanisms of tolerance and resistance. If bacteria are coordinated in a biofilm form, they are significantly less susceptible to antibiotics, thus making the therapeutic approach difficult. The possibility of using drugs aimed at inhibiting the formation of biofilms in combination with current antibiotics is a therapeutic approach with a major potential for this type of persistent bacterial infection. This bibliographic study aims to present the main compounds that act by inhibiting or destroying the bacterial biofilm.

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