Microbial glycolipoprotein-capped silver nanoparticles as emerging antibacterial agents against cholera.

Gahlawat, Geeta and Shikha, Sristy and Chaddha, Baldev Singh and Chaudhuri, Saumya Ray and Mayilraj, Shanmugam and Choudhury, Anirban Roy (2016) Microbial glycolipoprotein-capped silver nanoparticles as emerging antibacterial agents against cholera. Microbial cell factories. ISSN 1475-2859

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Abstract

With the increased number of cholera outbreaks and emergence of multidrug resistance in Vibrio cholerae strains it has become necessary for the scientific community to devise and develop novel therapeutic approaches against cholera. Recent studies have indicated plausibility of therapeutic application of metal nano-materials. Among these, silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) have emerged as a potential antimicrobial agent to combat infectious diseases. At present nanoparticles are mostly produced using physical or chemical techniques which are toxic and hazardous. Thus exploitation of microbial systems could be a green eco-friendly approach for the synthesis of nanoparticles having similar or even better antimicrobial activity and biocompatibility. Hence, it would be worth to explore the possibility of utilization of microbial silver nanoparticles and their conjugates as potential novel therapeutic agent against infectious diseases like cholera.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Open Access
Uncontrolled Keywords: cholera
Subjects: Q Science > QR Microbiology
Depositing User: Dr. K.P.S.Sengar
Date Deposited: 29 Sep 2016 10:49
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2016 11:44
URI: http://crdd.osdd.net/open/id/eprint/1835

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