Silver nanoparticles inhibit hepatitis B virus replication.

  title={Silver nanoparticles inhibit hepatitis B virus replication.},
  author={Lei Lu and Raymond Wai-Yin Sun and Rong Chen and Chee-kin Hui and Chi-ming Ho and John Moon-Ching Luk and George K. K. Lau and Chi-ming Che},
  journal={Antiviral therapy},
  volume={13 2},
BACKGROUND Silver nanoparticles have been shown to exhibit promising cytoprotective activities towards HIV-infected T-cells; however, the effects of these nanoparticles towards other kinds of viruses remain largely unexplored. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of silver nanoparticles on hepatitis B virus (HBV). METHODS… CONTINUE READING