Silver Nanoparticles as Potential Antibiofilm Agents against Human Pathogenic Bacteria

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Author(s)

    • Kyaw Kaung
    • Faculty of Advanced Science and Technology, Kumamoto University|Department of Chemical Engineering, Yangon Technological University
    • Niidome Takuro
    • Faculty of Advanced Science and Technology, Kumamoto University
    • Harada Ayaka
    • Faculty of Advanced Science and Technology, Kumamoto University
    • Yahiro Kinnosuke
    • Department of Molecular Infectiology, Graduate School of Medicine, Chiba University
    • Ono Katsuhiko
    • Department of Microbiology, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University
    • Tsutsuki Hiroyasu
    • Department of Microbiology, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University
    • Sawa Tomohiro
    • Department of Microbiology, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University

Abstract

<p>Silver nanoparticles are known to have antimicrobial activity. In this study, we investigated the effect of silver nanoparticles on biofilms of different human pathogenic bacteria. Silver nanoparticles at concentrations of 25–50 ppm inhibited biofilm formation in all the five tested pathogenic bacteria. The particles also have potential as biofilm-removing agents, as shown by their ability to destroy <i>Salmonella</i> and <i>Pseudomonas</i> spp. biofilms.</p>

Journal

  • Chemistry Letters

    Chemistry Letters 46(4), 594-596, 2017

    The Chemical Society of Japan

Codes

  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    130005549076
  • Text Lang
    ENG
  • ISSN
    0366-7022
  • Data Source
    J-STAGE 
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