Antifungal activity of ZnO nanoparticles--the role of ROS mediated cell injury.

@article{Lipovsky2011AntifungalAO,
  title={Antifungal activity of ZnO nanoparticles--the role of ROS mediated cell injury.},
  author={Anat Lipovsky and Yeshayahu Nitzan and Aharon Gedanken and Rachel Lubart},
  journal={Nanotechnology},
  year={2011},
  volume={22 10},
  pages={105101}
}
Metal oxide nanoparticles have marked antibacterial activity. The toxic effect of these nanoparticles, such as those comprised of ZnO, has been found to occur due to an interaction of the nanoparticle surface with water, and to increase with a decrease in particle size. In the present study, we tested the ability of ZnO nanoparticles to affect the viability of the pathogenic yeast, Candida albicans (C. albicans). A concentration-dependent effect of ZnO on the viability of C. albicans was… CONTINUE READING

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