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Antibacterial effect of silver nanoparticles in Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Overview of attention for article published in Nanotechnology Science and Applications, June 2017
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Title
Antibacterial effect of silver nanoparticles in <em>Pseudomonas aeruginosa</em>
Published in
Nanotechnology Science and Applications, June 2017
DOI 10.2147/nsa.s133415
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Roseli Salomoni, Patricia Léo, Antonio Montemor, Bruna Rinaldi, Maria Rodrigues

Abstract

Pseudomonas aeruginosa has great intrinsic antimicrobial resistance limiting the number of effective antibiotics. Thus, other antimicrobial agents such as silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) are considered potential agents to help manage and prevent infections. AgNPs can be used in several applications against bacteria resistant to common antibiotics or even multi-resistant bacteria such as P. aeruginosa. This study assessed the antimicrobial activity of commercial 10 nm AgNPs on two hospital strains of P. aeruginosa resistant to a large number of antibiotics and a reference strain from a culture collection. All strains were susceptible to 5 µg/mL nanoparticles solution. Reference strains INCQS 0230 and P.a.1 were sensitive to AgNPs at concentrations of 1.25 and 0.156 µg/mL, respectively; however, this was not observed for hospital strain P.a.2, which was more resistant to all antibiotics and AgNPs tested. Cytotoxicity evaluation indicated that AgNPs, up to a concentration of 2.5 µg/mL, are very safe for all cell lines tested. At 5.0 µg/mL, AgNPs had a discrete cytotoxic effect on tumor cells HeLa and HepG2. Results showed the potential of using AgNPs as an alternative to conventional antimicrobial agents that are currently used, and a perspective for application of nanosilver with antibiotics to enhance antimicrobial activity.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 216 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 44 20%
Student > Master 39 18%
Researcher 26 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 26 12%
Student > Doctoral Student 10 5%
Other 25 12%
Unknown 46 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Chemistry 30 14%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 29 13%
Immunology and Microbiology 20 9%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 15 7%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 14 6%
Other 43 20%
Unknown 65 30%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 03 October 2020.
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#10,221,537
of 16,590,820 outputs
Outputs from Nanotechnology Science and Applications
#38
of 47 outputs
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#150,079
of 272,468 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Nanotechnology Science and Applications
#1
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