Phage therapy: beyond antibacterial action

Andrzej Górski , Ewa Jończyk-Matysiak , Ryszard Międzybrodzki , Beata Weber-Dąbrowska , Marzanna Łusiak-Szelachowska , Natalia Bagińska , Jan Borysowski , Małgorzata B. Łobocka , Alicja Węgrzyn , Grzegorz Węgrzyn


Until recently, phages were considered as mere “bacteria eaters” with potential for use in combating antimicrobial resistance. The real value of phage therapy assessed according to the standards of evidence-based medicine awaits confirmation by clinical trials. However, the progress in research on phage biology has shed more light on the significance of phages. Accumulating data indicate that phages may also interact with eukaryotic cells. How such interactions could be translated into advances in medicine (especially novel means of therapy) is discussed herein.
Author Andrzej Górski
Andrzej Górski,,
, Ewa Jończyk-Matysiak
Ewa Jończyk-Matysiak,,
, Ryszard Międzybrodzki
Ryszard Międzybrodzki,,
, Beata Weber-Dąbrowska
Beata Weber-Dąbrowska,,
, Marzanna Łusiak-Szelachowska
Marzanna Łusiak-Szelachowska,,
, Natalia Bagińska
Natalia Bagińska,,
, Jan Borysowski
Jan Borysowski,,
, Małgorzata B. Łobocka
Małgorzata B. Łobocka,,
, Alicja Węgrzyn
Alicja Węgrzyn,,
, Grzegorz Węgrzyn (FB / DMoB)
Grzegorz Węgrzyn,,
- Department of Molecular Biology
Journal seriesFrontiers in Medicine, ISSN , e-ISSN 2296-858X, (0 pkt)
Issue year2018
Publication size in sheets1.2
Keywords in Englishphage, phage therapy, immunomodulation, inflammation, prophage induction
Languageen angielski
LicenseJournal (articles only); published final; Uznanie Autorstwa (CC-BY); with publication
Score (nominal)5
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Ministerial score (2013-2016) = 5.0, 06-11-2018, ArticleFromJournal - czasopismo zagraniczne spoza list
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