Nanoparticles for Control of Biofilms of Acinetobacter Species
AbstractBiofilms are the cause of 80% of microbial infections. Acinetobacter species have emerged as multi- and pan-drug-resistant bacteria and pose a great threat to human health. These act as nosocomial pathogens and form excellent biofilms, both on biotic and abiotic surfaces, leading to severe infections and diseases. Various methods have been developed for treatment and control of Acinetobacter biofilm including photodynamic therapy, radioimmunotherapy, prophylactic vaccines and antimicrobial peptides. Nanotechnology, in the present scenario, offers a promising alternative. Nanomaterials possess unique properties, and multiple bactericidal mechanisms render them more effective than conventional drugs. This review intends to provide an overview of Acinetobacter biofilm and the significant role of various nanoparticles as anti-biofouling agents, surface-coating materials and drug-delivery vehicles for biofilm control and treatment of Acinetobacter infections. View Full-Text
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Singh, R.; Nadhe, S.; Wadhwani, S.; Shedbalkar, U.; Chopade, B.A. Nanoparticles for Control of Biofilms of Acinetobacter Species. Materials 2016, 9, 383.
Singh R, Nadhe S, Wadhwani S, Shedbalkar U, Chopade BA. Nanoparticles for Control of Biofilms of Acinetobacter Species. Materials. 2016; 9(5):383.Chicago/Turabian Style
Singh, Richa; Nadhe, Shradhda; Wadhwani, Sweety; Shedbalkar, Utkarsha; Chopade, Balu A. 2016. "Nanoparticles for Control of Biofilms of Acinetobacter Species." Materials 9, no. 5: 383.
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