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Ali Akbar Ashkarran

Ali Akbar Ashkarran

Academic rank: Assistant Professor
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Education: PhD.
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Research

Title
Antibacterial properties of nanoparticles
Type
JournalPaper
Keywords
Antibacterial nanoparticles
Year
2012
Journal TRENDS IN BIOTECHNOLOGY
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Researchers Mohammad J.Hajipour ، Katharina M.Fromm ، Ali Akbar Ashkarran ، Dorleta Jimenez de Aberasturi ، Idoia Ruiz de Larramendi ، Teofilo Rojo ، Vahid Serpooshan ، Wolfgang J.Parak ، Morteza Mahmoudi

Abstract

Antibacterial agents are very important in the textile industry, water disinfection, medicine, and food packaging. Organic compounds used for disinfection have some disadvantages, including toxicity to the human body, therefore, the interest in inorganic disinfectants such as metal oxide nanoparticles (NPs) is increasing. This review focuses on the properties and applications of inorganic nanostructured materials and their surface modifications, with good antimicrobial activity. Such improved antibacterial agents locally destroy bacteria, without being toxic to the surrounding tissue. We also provide an overview of opportunities and risks of using NPs as antibacterial agents. In particular, we discuss the role of different NP materials.