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Metal Nanoparticles against Viruses: Possibilities to Fight SARS-CoV-2

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Laboratory of Basic and Applied Bacteriology, Department of Microbiology, Biological Sciences Center, Londrina State University, Londrina 86057-970, Brazil
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Laboratory of Virology, Department of Microbiology, Biological Sciences Center, Londrina State University, Londrina 86057-970, Brazil
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Academic Editors: Qingqing Miao and Jingchao Li
Nanomaterials 2021, 11(11), 3118; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano11113118
Received: 10 October 2021 / Revised: 27 October 2021 / Accepted: 29 October 2021 / Published: 19 November 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Nanoprobes and Nanoagents for Biomedical Applications)
In view of the current Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic outbreak, the research community is focusing on development of diagnostics, treatment, and vaccines to halt or reverse this scenario. Although there are already various vaccines available, adaptive mutations in the SARS-CoV-2 genome can alter its pathogenic potential and, at the same time, increase the difficulty of developing drugs or immunization by vaccines. Nanotechnology carries a potential to act in all stages in fighting this viral disease, with several possibilities of strategies such as applying nanoparticles directly as antivirals in delivery systems against these viruses or incorporating them in materials, with power of achievement in therapeutics, vaccines and prevention. In this paper, we review and bring insights of recent studies using metal nanocomposites as antivirals against coronavirus and structurally similar viruses. View Full-Text
Keywords: nanoparticles; coronavirus; personal protective equipment; antiviral; COVID-19; SARS-CoV-2 nanoparticles; coronavirus; personal protective equipment; antiviral; COVID-19; SARS-CoV-2
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Chue-Gonçalves, M.; Pereira, G.N.; Faccin-Galhardi, L.C.; Kobayashi, R.K.T.; Nakazato, G. Metal Nanoparticles against Viruses: Possibilities to Fight SARS-CoV-2. Nanomaterials 2021, 11, 3118. https://doi.org/10.3390/nano11113118

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Chue-Gonçalves M, Pereira GN, Faccin-Galhardi LC, Kobayashi RKT, Nakazato G. Metal Nanoparticles against Viruses: Possibilities to Fight SARS-CoV-2. Nanomaterials. 2021; 11(11):3118. https://doi.org/10.3390/nano11113118

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Chue-Gonçalves, Marcelly, Giovana N. Pereira, Lígia C. Faccin-Galhardi, Renata K.T. Kobayashi, and Gerson Nakazato. 2021. "Metal Nanoparticles against Viruses: Possibilities to Fight SARS-CoV-2" Nanomaterials 11, no. 11: 3118. https://doi.org/10.3390/nano11113118

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