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Antimicrobial Activity of Zinc Oxide Nano/Microparticles and Their Combinations against Pathogenic Microorganisms for Biomedical Applications: From Physicochemical Characteristics to Pharmacological Aspects

by 1,* and 2,*
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Research Institute for Medical Sciences, College of Medicine, Inha University, Incheon 22212, Korea
2
College of Pharmacy, Ajou University, Suwon 16499, Korea
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Academic Editor: Nghia P. Truong
Nanomaterials 2021, 11(2), 263; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano11020263
Received: 13 December 2020 / Revised: 15 January 2021 / Accepted: 17 January 2021 / Published: 20 January 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Antibacterial Activity of Nanoparticles)
Zinc oxide (ZnO) nano/microparticles (NPs/MPs) have been studied as antibiotics to enhance antimicrobial activity against pathogenic bacteria and viruses with or without antibiotic resistance. They have unique physicochemical characteristics that can affect biological and toxicological responses in microorganisms. Metal ion release, particle adsorption, and reactive oxygen species generation are the main mechanisms underlying their antimicrobial action. In this review, we describe the physicochemical characteristics of ZnO NPs/MPs related to biological and toxicological effects and discuss the recent findings of the antimicrobial activity of ZnO NPs/MPs and their combinations with other materials against pathogenic microorganisms. Current biomedical applications of ZnO NPs/MPs and combinations with other materials are also presented. This review will provide the better understanding of ZnO NPs/MPs as antibiotic alternatives and aid in further development of antibiotic agents for industrial and clinical applications. View Full-Text
Keywords: zinc oxide nano/microparticles; antimicrobial activity; nanoantibiotics; physicochemical characteristics; biomedical application zinc oxide nano/microparticles; antimicrobial activity; nanoantibiotics; physicochemical characteristics; biomedical application
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Jin, S.-E.; Jin, H.-E. Antimicrobial Activity of Zinc Oxide Nano/Microparticles and Their Combinations against Pathogenic Microorganisms for Biomedical Applications: From Physicochemical Characteristics to Pharmacological Aspects. Nanomaterials 2021, 11, 263. https://doi.org/10.3390/nano11020263

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Jin S-E, Jin H-E. Antimicrobial Activity of Zinc Oxide Nano/Microparticles and Their Combinations against Pathogenic Microorganisms for Biomedical Applications: From Physicochemical Characteristics to Pharmacological Aspects. Nanomaterials. 2021; 11(2):263. https://doi.org/10.3390/nano11020263

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Jin, Su-Eon; Jin, Hyo-Eon. 2021. "Antimicrobial Activity of Zinc Oxide Nano/Microparticles and Their Combinations against Pathogenic Microorganisms for Biomedical Applications: From Physicochemical Characteristics to Pharmacological Aspects" Nanomaterials 11, no. 2: 263. https://doi.org/10.3390/nano11020263

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