Current Approaches for Exploration of Nanoparticles as Antibacterial Agents

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Publication Details

List of Authors: Şen Karaman D, Manner S, Fallarero A, Rosenholm JM
Editors: Ranjith N. Kumavath
Publisher: InTech
Publication year: 2017
Publisher: InTechOpen
Book title: Antibacterial Agents
Title of series: Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
ISBN: 978-953-51-3199-1
eISBN: 978-953-51-3200-4


Abstract

The ascending anxiety regarding antimicrobial resistance as well as the
recalcitrant nature of biofilm-associated infections call for the
development of alternative strategies to treat bacterial diseases.
Nanoparticles have been considered as one of the emerging and promising
platforms in this respect. Their unique physical and chemical properties
may lead to fine-tuned interactions between them and bacteria. In this
chapter, we aim to provide an overview on the use of nanoparticles as
antimicrobial agents. Both antibacterial and anti-biofilm activities of
nanoparticles and their current approaches will be reviewed. The in vitro methods that are used to evaluate the potency of nanoparticles as antimicrobial agents will be discussed in detail.


Keywords

antibacterial, antibacterial activity, antibacterial property, Anti-biofilm activity, Bacterial biofilms, Biofilms, Nanoparticles


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