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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677651/effect-of-precursor-on-antifouling-efficacy-of-vertically-oriented-graphene-nanosheets
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Karthika Prasad, Chaturanga D Bandara, Shailesh Kumar, Gurinder Pal Singh, Bastian Brockhoff, Kateryna Bazaka, Kostya Ken Ostrikov
Antifouling efficacy of graphene nanowalls, i.e., substrate-bound vertically-oriented graphene nanosheets, has been demonstrated against biofilm-forming Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria. Where graphene nanowalls are typically prepared using costly high-temperature synthesis from high-purity carbon precursors, large-scale applications demand efficient, low-cost processes. The advancement of plasma enabled synthesis techniques in the production of nanomaterials has opened a novel and effective method for converting low-cost natural waste resources to produce nanomaterials with a wide range of applications...
July 4, 2017: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676673/formulation-and-candidacidal-activity-of-magnetic-nanoparticles-coated-with-cathelicidin-ll-37-and-ceragenin-csa-13
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Katarzyna Niemirowicz, Bonita Durnaś, Grażyna Tokajuk, Ewelina Piktel, Grzegorz Michalak, Xiaobo Gu, Alina Kułakowska, Paul B Savage, Robert Bucki
Fungal infections caused by Candida spp. represent an emerging problem during treatment of immunocompromised patients and those hospitalized with serious principal diseases. The ever-growing number of fungal strains exhibiting drug resistance necessitates the development of novel antimicrobial therapies including those based on membrane-permeabilizing agents and nanomaterials as drug carriers. In this study, the fungicidal activities of LL-37 peptide, ceragenin CSA-13 and its magnetic derivatives (MNP@LL-37, MNP@CSA-13) against laboratory and clinical strains of C...
July 4, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623661/graphene-nanolayers-as-a-new-method-for-bacterial-biofilm-prevention-preliminary-results
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Łucja Dybowska-Sarapuk, Andrzej Kotela, Jakub Krzemiński, Marta Wróblewska, Halina Marchel, Magdalena Romaniec, Paweł Łęgosz, Małgorzata Jakubowska
Biofilms are microbial communities of surface-attached cells embedded in a self-produced extracellular matrix. They have been found to play a role in a wide variety of infections, including catheter-related urinary tract and bloodstream infections, and, therefore remain a significant source of morbidity and mortality among the world's population. Recently, much attention has been devoted to the prevention of biofilm formation on implant surfaces. Nanomaterials such as graphene, characterized by antibacterial activity and low toxicity to human cells, are promising candidates for biomedical applications...
June 16, 2017: Journal of AOAC International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620023/synthetic-biology-engineering-of-biofilms-as-nanomaterials-factories
#4
REVIEW
Peter Q Nguyen
Bottom-up fabrication of nanoscale materials has been a significant focus in materials science for expanding our technological frontiers. This assembly concept, however, is old news to biology - all living organisms fabricate themselves using bottom-up principles through a vast self-organizing system of incredibly complex biomolecules, a marvelous dynamic that we are still attempting to unravel. Can we use what we have gleaned from biology thus far to illuminate alternative strategies for designer nanomaterial manufacturing? In the present review article, new synthetic biology efforts toward using bacterial biofilms as platforms for the synthesis and secretion of programmable nanomaterials are described...
June 15, 2017: Biochemical Society Transactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618136/amphiphilic-cargo-loaded-nanocarrier-enhances-antibiotic-uptake-and-perturbs-efflux-effective-synergy-for-mitigation-of-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus
#5
Durairaj Thiyagarajan, Gopal Das, Aiyagari Ramesh
A pyridinium-amphiphile-loaded poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) nanocarrier (C1-PNC) was developed as an adjuvant in order to break the resistance and restore the susceptibility of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) cells to therapeutic antibiotics. Notably, against a clinical MRSA strain, C1-PNC was found to render 8- and 6-fold decreases in the minimum biofilm eradication concentration (MBEC90 ) of gentamicin and ciprofloxacin, respectively. Mechanistic studies on MRSA planktonic cells revealed that in the case of gentamicin, C1-PNC promotes enhanced cellular uptake of the antibiotic, whereas the propensity of C1-PNC to inhibit efflux pump activity could be leveraged to enhance cellular accumulation of ciprofloxacin, leading to effective killing of MRSA cells...
June 15, 2017: ChemMedChem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520475/kombucha-multimicrobial-community-under-simulated-spaceflight-and-martian-conditions
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O Podolich, I Zaets, O Kukharenko, I Orlovska, O Reva, L Khirunenko, M Sosnin, A Haidak, S Shpylova, E Rabbow, M Skoryk, M Kremenskoy, R Demets, N Kozyrovska, J-P de Vera
Kombucha microbial community (KMC) produces a cellulose-based biopolymer of industrial importance and a probiotic beverage. KMC-derived cellulose-based pellicle film is known as a highly adaptive microbial macrocolony-a stratified community of prokaryotes and eukaryotes. In the framework of the multipurpose international astrobiological project "BIOlogy and Mars Experiment (BIOMEX)," which aims to study the vitality of prokaryotic and eukaryotic organisms and the stability of selected biomarkers in low Earth orbit and in a Mars-like environment, a cellulose polymer structural integrity will be assessed as a biomarker and biotechnological nanomaterial...
May 2017: Astrobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488712/probing-the-interactions-of-organic-molecules-nanomaterials-and-microbes-with-solid-surfaces-using-quartz-crystal-microbalances-methodology-advantages-and-limitations
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REVIEW
Rixiang Huang, Peng Yi, Yuanzhi Tang
Quartz crystal microbalances (QCMs) provide a new analytical opportunity and prospect to characterize many environmental processes at solid/liquid interfaces, thanks to their almost real-time measurement of physicochemical changes on their quartz sensor. This work reviews the applications of QCMs in probing the interactions of organic molecules, nanomaterials (NMs) and microbes with solid surfaces. These interfacial interactions are relevant to critical environmental processes such as biofilm formation, fate and transport of NMs, fouling in engineering systems and antifouling practices...
June 21, 2017: Environmental Science. Processes & Impacts
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480869/antibiotic-loaded-mos2-nanosheets-to-combat-bacterial-resistance-via-biofilm-inhibition
#8
Xu Zhang, Wentao Zhang, Lizhi Liu, Mei Yang, Lunjie Huang, Kai Chen, Rong Wang, Baowei Yang, Daohong Zhang, Jianlong Wang
The emergence of antibiotic resistance has resulted in increasing difficulty in treating clinical infections associated with biofilm formation, one of the key processes in turn contributing to enhanced antibiotic resistance. With the rapid development of nanotechnology, a new way to overcome antibiotic resistance has opened up. Based on the many and diverse properties of MoS2 nanosheets that have attracted wide attention, in particular their antibacterial potential, herein, a novel antimicrobial agent to combat resistant gram-positive Staphylococcus aureus and gram-negative Salmonella was prepared using chitosan functionalized MoS2 nanosheets loading tetracycline hydrochloride drugs (abbreviated to CM-TH)...
May 8, 2017: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440203/antimicrobial-biofilm-inhibitory-and-anti-infective-activity-of-metallic-nanoparticles-against-multi-drug-resistant-mrsa-and-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-pa01
#9
Jamuna Bai Ashwathanarayan, Ravishankar Rai Vittal
BACKGROUND: The emergence of drug resistant pathogens is a major concern to the scientific community. Novel approaches such as the use of functionalized nanomaterials with antimicrobial activity is required to treat infectious diseases. OBJECTIVE: In the present study, the metallic nanoparticles (iron, gold, zinc oxide and copper oxide) were evaluated for the antimicrobial, biofilm inhibitory and anti-infective activity against human pathogens methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa PA01...
April 24, 2017: Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419240/from-nano-to-micro-using-nanotechnology-to-combat-microorganisms-and-their-multidrug-resistance
#10
Michal Natan, Ehud Banin
The spread of antibiotic resistance and increasing prevalence of biofilm-associated infections is driving demand for new means to treat bacterial infection. Nanotechnology provides an innovative platform for addressing this challenge, with potential to manage even infections involving multidrug-resistant (MDR) bacteria. The current review summarizes recent progress over the last 2 years in the field of antibacterial nanodrugs, and describes their unique properties, mode of action and activity against MDR bacteria and biofilms...
May 1, 2017: FEMS Microbiology Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398220/antibiotic-loaded-mos-sub-2-sub-nanosheets-to-combat-bacterial-resistance-via-biofilms-inhibition
#11
Xu Zhang, Wentao Zhang, Lizhi Liu, Mei Yang, Lunjie Huang, Kai Chen, Rong Wang, Baowei Yang, Daohong Zhang, Jianlong Wang
The emergence of antibiotic resistance has resulted in an increasing difficulty treating clinical infections associated with biofilms formation, one of the key processes contributed to enhance antibiotic resistance in return. With the rapid development of nanotechnology, a new way to overcome antibiotic resistance was opened up. Based on multiple properties especially antibacterial potential of MoS<sub>2</sub> nanosheets that have aroused wide attention, herein, a novel antimicrobial agent to combat resistant gram-positive <i>Staphylococcus aureus (S...
April 11, 2017: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335307/zinc-oxide-nanorods-decorated-graphene-nanoplatelets-a-promising-antimicrobial-agent-against-the-cariogenic-bacterium-streptococcus-mutans
#12
Elena Zanni, Chandrakanth Reddy Chandraiahgari, Giovanni De Bellis, Maria Rita Montereali, Giovanna Armiento, Paolo Ballirano, Antonella Polimeni, Maria Sabrina Sarto, Daniela Uccelletti
Nanomaterials are revolutionizing the field of medicine to improve the quality of life due to the myriad of applications stemming from their unique properties, including the antimicrobial activity against pathogens. In this study, the antimicrobial and antibiofilm properties of a novel nanomaterial composed by zinc oxide nanorods-decorated graphene nanoplatelets (ZNGs) are investigated. ZNGs were produced by hydrothermal method and characterized through field-emission scanning electron microscopy (FE-SEM), energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX) and X-ray diffraction (XRD) techniques...
September 29, 2016: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110014/nanosilver-as-a-disinfectant-in-dental-unit-waterlines-assessment-of-the-physicochemical-transformations-of-the-agnps
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Alireza Gitipour, Souhail R Al-Abed, Stephen W Thiel, Kirk G Scheckel, Thabet Tolaymat
Dental unit water lines (DUWL) are susceptible to biofilm development and bacterial growth leading to water contamination, causing health and ecological effects. This study monitors the interactions between a commonly used nanosilver disinfectant (ASAP-AGX-32, an antimicrobial cleaner for dental units, 0.0032% Ag) and biofilm development in DUWL. To simulate the disinfection scenario, an in-house DUWL model was assembled and biofilm accumulation was allowed. Subsequent to biofilm development, the disinfection process was performed according to the manufacturer's instructions...
April 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995243/nano-layered-magnesium-fluoride-reservoirs-on-biomaterial-surfaces-strengthen-polymorphonuclear-leukocyte-resistance-to-bacterial-pathogens
#14
Geyong Guo, Huaijuan Zhou, Qiaojie Wang, Jiaxing Wang, Jiaqi Tan, Jinhua Li, Ping Jin, Hao Shen
Biomaterial-related bacterial infections cause patient suffering, mortality and extended periods of hospitalization, imposing a substantial burden on medical systems. In this context, understanding of nanomaterials-bacteria-cells interactions is of both fundamental and clinical significance. Herein, nano-MgF2 films were deposited on titanium substrate via magnetron sputtering. Using this platform, the antibacterial behavior and mechanism of the nano-MgF2 films were investigated in vitro and in vivo. It was found that, for S...
December 20, 2016: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933975/high-antibacterial-activity-of-functionalized-chemically-exfoliated-mos2
#15
Subhendu Pandit, Subbaraj Karunakaran, Sunil Kumar Boda, Bikramjit Basu, Mrinmoy De
In view of the implications of inherent resistance of pathogenic bacteria, especially ESKAPE pathogens toward most of the commercially available antibiotics and the importance of these bacteria-induced biofilm formation leading to chronic infection, it is important to develop new-generation synthetic materials with greater efficacy toward antibacterial property. In addressing this issue, this paper reports a proof-of-principle study to evaluate the potential of functionalized two-dimensional chemically exfoliated MoS2 (ce-MoS2) toward inhibitory and bactericidal property against two representative ESKAPE pathogenic strain-a Gram-positive Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and a Gram-negative Pseudomonas aeruginosa...
November 23, 2016: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916691/therapeutic-effects-of-gold-nanoparticles-synthesized-using-musa-paradisiaca-peel-extract-against-multiple-antibiotic-resistant-enterococcus-faecalis-biofilms-and-human-lung-cancer-cells-a549
#16
S Vijayakumar, B Vaseeharan, B Malaikozhundan, N Gopi, P Ekambaram, R Pachaiappan, P Velusamy, K Murugan, G Benelli, R Suresh Kumar, M Suriyanarayanamoorthy
Botanical-mediated synthesis of nanomaterials is currently emerging as a cheap and eco-friendly nanotechnology, since it does not involve the use of toxic chemicals. In the present study, we focused on the synthesis of gold nanoparticles using the aqueous peel extract of Musa paradisiaca (MPPE-AuNPs) following a facile and cheap fabrication process. The green synthesized MPPE-AuNPs were bio-physically characterized by UV-Vis spectroscopy, FTIR, XRD, TEM, Zeta potential analysis and EDX. MPPE-AuNPs were crystalline in nature, spherical to triangular in shape, with particle size ranging within 50 nm...
January 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908256/a-review-on-nano-antimicrobials-metal-nanoparticles-methods-and-mechanisms
#17
Edris Hoseinzadeh, Pouran Makhdoumi, Parisa Taha, John Stelling, Hooshyar Hossini, Mohammad Amjad Kamal, Ghulam Md Ashraf
Nanotechnology is a scientific and engineering technology conducted at the Nano-scale, such as in the fields of compound fabric manufacturing, food processing, agricultural processing, and engineering, as well as in medical and medicinal application. In recent decade, nanomaterial applications for antimicrobial works have been interested by many researchers. Available reports show that some of the metal oxide Nanoparticles including; Al2O3, TiO2, ZnO, CuO, Co3O4, In2O3, MgO, SiO2, ZrO2, Cr2O3, Ni2O3, Mn2O3, CoO, and Nickel oxide have toxicity toward several microorganisms and they could successfully kill numerous bacteria...
December 1, 2016: Current Drug Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27799768/core-shell-magnetic-nanoparticles-display-synergistic-antibacterial-effects-against-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-and-staphylococcus-aureus-when-combined-with-cathelicidin-ll-37-or-selected-ceragenins
#18
Katarzyna Niemirowicz, Ewelina Piktel, Agnieszka Z Wilczewska, Karolina H Markiewicz, Bonita Durnaś, Marzena Wątek, Irena Puszkarz, Marta Wróblewska, Wiesława Niklińska, Paul B Savage, Robert Bucki
Core-shell magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs) are promising candidates in the development of new treatment methods against infections, including those caused by antibiotic-resistant pathogens. In this study, the bactericidal activity of human antibacterial peptide cathelicidin LL-37, synthetic ceragenins CSA-13 and CSA-131, and classical antibiotics vancomycin and colistin, against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus Xen 30 and Pseudomonas aeruginosa Xen 5, was assessed alone and in combination with core-shell MNPs...
2016: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27794590/synthetic-biogenesis-of-bacterial-amyloid-nanomaterials-with-tunable-inorganic-organic-interfaces-and-electrical-conductivity
#19
Urartu Ozgur Safak Seker, Allen Yuyin Chen, Robert J Citorik, Timothy K Lu
Amyloids are highly ordered, hierarchal protein nanoassemblies. Functional amyloids in bacterial biofilms, such as Escherichia coli curli fibers, are formed by the polymerization of monomeric proteins secreted into the extracellular space. Curli is synthesized by living cells, is primarily composed of the major curlin subunit CsgA, and forms biological nanofibers with high aspect ratios. Here, we explore the application of curli fibers for nanotechnology by engineering curli to mediate tunable biological interfaces with inorganic materials and to controllably form gold nanoparticles and gold nanowires...
October 30, 2016: ACS Synthetic Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27788125/high-performance-bio-based-hyperbranched-polyurethane-carbon-dot-silver-nanocomposite-a-rapid-self-expandable-stent
#20
Rituparna Duarah, Yogendra P Singh, Prerak Gupta, Biman B Mandal, Niranjan Karak
Development of a bio-based smart implantable material with multifaceted attributes of high performance, potent biocompatibility and inherent antibacterial property, particularly against drug resistant bacteria, is a challenging task in biomedical domain. Addressing these aspects at the bio-nano interface, we report the in situ fabrication of starch modified hyperbranched polyurethane (HPU) nanocomposites by incorporating different weight percentages of carbon dot-silver nanohybrid during polymerization process...
October 27, 2016: Biofabrication
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