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Nanobiopolymers: efficient antimicrobials with membrane disturbant capacity

Author
Macedo, M.M.; Francesko, A.; Torrent-Burgués, J.; Tzanov, T.
Type of activity
Presentation of work at congresses
Name of edition
245th ACS National Meeting
Date of publication
2013
Presentation's date
2013-04-09
Book of congress proceedings
Book of abstracts 245th ACS National Meeting&Exposition
First page
128
URL
http://presentations.acs.org/common/presentation-detail.aspx/Spring2013/COLL/COLL05a/19903 Open in new window
Abstract
Nanoparticles possess unique physicochemical properties, important for the efficient transport through the cell membranes. The small and controllable size, large surface area to mass ratio, and high reactivity facilitate the intracellular delivery, thereby overcoming some of the limitations in traditional antimicrobial therapeutics. Chemically modified biopolymers (thiolated chitosan and aminocellulose) were processed into nanoparticles via a one-step sonochemical process and evaluated for their...
Group of research
GBMI - Molecular and Industrial Biotechnology Group

Participants

  • Macedo Fernandes, Margarida Maria  (author and speaker )
  • Francesko, Antonio  (author and speaker )
  • Torrent Burgues, Juan  (author and speaker )
  • Tzanov, Tzanko  (author and speaker )