Silver Nanomaterials in Contemporary Molecular Physiology Research

Author(s): Igor Pantic*, David Sarenac, Mila Cetkovic, Milan Milisavljevic, Rastko Rakocevic, Sandor Kasas

Journal Name: Current Medicinal Chemistry

Volume 27 , Issue 3 , 2020

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Abstract:

Silver nanoparticles have numerous potential applications in engineering, industry, biology and medicine. Because of their unique chemical properties, they have become the focus of many research teams all over the world. Silver nanoparticles may exhibit significant antimicrobial and anticancer effects, and they may be a valuable part of various bioassays and biosensors. However, the research on biological and medical uses of AgNPs is related with numerous potential problems and challenges that need to be overcome in the years ahead. Possible toxic effects of silver nanoparticles on living organisms represent a great concern, both in clinical medicine and public health. Nevertheless, in the future, it may be expected that all metallic nanomaterials, including the ones made from silver will greatly benefit almost all natural scientific fields. In this short review, we focus on the recent research on silver nanoparticles in experimental physiology, as well as other areas of fundamental and clinical medicine.

Keywords: Silver, nanoparticle, nanotechnology, biosensor, bacteria, toxicity.

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