Silver Nanoparticles as a Smart Antimicrobial Agent
Eun-Jeong Yang ; Jiyoung Jang ; In-Hong Choi ; Seungjae Kim
Journal of Bacteriology and Virology, Vol.42(2) : 177~179, 2012
Journal of Bacteriology and Virology
In modern medicine the resistance to conventional antibiotics is becoming a serious concern due to high instances of mortality. Several metallic nanoparticles are suggested as promising anti-microbial agents against multidrug-resistant bacteria and some viruses. Among the nanoparticles mentioned, we review the recent finding which demonstrate the impact of silver nanoparticles on antimicrobial activities and recommend them as a potential candidate for restraining infections.