A rapid screening assay for identifying mycobacteria targeted nanoparticle antibiotics.

@article{Donnellan2016ARS,
  title={A rapid screening assay for identifying mycobacteria targeted nanoparticle antibiotics.},
  author={Samantha Donnellan and Lang Tran and Helinor J. Johnston and Joyce Ann MCLUCKIE and Karen Stevenson and Vicki Stone},
  journal={Nanotoxicology},
  year={2016},
  volume={10 6},
  pages={761-9}
}
Antibiotic resistance is a serious problem. Nanotechnology offers enormous potential in medicine, yet there is limited knowledge regarding the toxicity of nanoparticles (NP) for mycobacterial species that cause serious human diseases (e.g. tuberculosis (TB) and leprosy). Mycobacterial diseases are a major global health problem; TB caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) kills up to 2 million people annually and there are over 200 000 leprosy cases each year caused by Mycobacterium leprae (M… CONTINUE READING