J Bacteriol Virol.  2012 Jun;42(2):177-179. 10.4167/jbv.2012.42.2.177.

Silver Nanoparticles as a Smart Antimicrobial Agent

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Microbiology, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea 50 Yonsei-ro, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul, Korea. inhong@yuhs.ac

Abstract

In modern medicine the resistance to conventional antibiotics is becoming a serious concern due to high instances of mortality. Several metallic nanoparticles are suggested as promising anti-microbial agents against multidrug-resistant bacteria and some viruses. Among the nanoparticles mentioned, we review the recent finding which demonstrate the impact of silver nanoparticles on antimicrobial activities and recommend them as a potential candidate for restraining infections.

Keyword

Silver nanoparticles; Antimicrobial agent

MeSH Terms

Anti-Bacterial Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Bacteria
History, Modern 1601-
Metal Nanoparticles
Nanoparticles
Silver
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Silver

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