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|Type:||Artigo de periódico|
|Title:||Tailored Silica-antibiotic Nanoparticles: Overcoming Bacterial Resistance With Low Cytotoxicity|
De Oliveira L.F.
De Oliveira J.F.A.
|Abstract:||New and more aggressive antibiotic resistant bacteria arise at an alarming rate and represent an ever-growing challenge to global health care systems. Consequently, the development of new antimicrobial agents is required to overcome the inefficiency of conventional antibiotics and bypass treatment limitations related to these pathologies. In this study, we present a synthesis protocol, which was able to entrap tetracycline antibiotic into silica nanospheres. Bactericidal efficacy of these structures was tested against bacteria that were susceptible and resistant to antibiotics. For nonresistant bacteria, our composite had bactericidal efficiency comparable to that of free-tetracycline. On the other hand, the synthesized composites were able to avoid bacterial growth of resistant bacteria while free-tetracycline has shown no significant bactericidal effect. Finally, we have investigated the cytotoxicity of these nanoparticles against mammalian cells to check any possible poisoning effect. It was found that these nanospheres are not apoptosis-inducers and only a reduction on the cell replication rate was seen when compared to the control without nanoparticles. © 2014 American Chemical Society.|
|Editor:||American Chemical Society|
|Appears in Collections:||Unicamp - Artigos e Outros Documentos|
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