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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Silver Nanoparticles: A New View On Mechanistic Aspects On Antimicrobial Activity.
Author: Durán, Nelson
Durán, Marcela
de Jesus, Marcelo Bispo
Seabra, Amedea B
Fávaro, Wagner J
Nakazato, Gerson
Abstract: Silver nanoparticles are well known potent antimicrobial agents. Although significant progresses have been achieved on the elucidation of antimicrobial mechanism of silver nanoparticles, the exact mechanism of action is still not completely known. This overview incorporates a retrospective of previous reviews published and recent original contributions on the progress of research on antimicrobial mechanisms of silver nanoparticles. The main topics discussed include release of silver nanoparticles and silver ions, cell membrane damage, DNA interaction, free radical generation, bacterial resistance and the relationship of resistance to silver ions versus resistance to silver nanoparticles. The focus of the overview is to summarize the current knowledge in the field of antibacterial activity of silver nanoparticles. The possibility that pathogenic microbes may develop resistance to silver nanoparticles is also discussed.
Subject: Antibacterial
Bacterial Resistance
Silver Nanoparticles
Toxicity
Rights: embargo
Identifier DOI: 10.1016/j.nano.2015.11.016
Address: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26724539
Date Issue: 2015
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