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Sonochemically processed cationic nanocapsules: Efficient antimicrobials with membrane disturbing capacity

Author
Francesko, A.; Torrent-Burgués, J.; Carrion-Fite, F.J.; Macedo, M.M.; Tzanov, T.; Heinze, T.
Type of activity
Journal article
Journal
Biomacromolecules
Date of publication
2014-03-08
Volume
15
Number
4
First page
1365
Last page
1374
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1021/bm4018947 Open in new window
Repository
http://hdl.handle.net/2117/22960 Open in new window
URL
http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/bm4018947 Open in new window
Abstract
Bacterial-mediated diseases are a major healthcare concern worldwide due to the rapid spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. One strategy to manage the bacterial infections while avoiding the emergence of resistant strains implies specific targeting and disruption of bacteria membranes. This work evaluates the potential of nanostructured biopolymer derivatives, nanocapsules (NCs), to disrupt the bacteria cell walls and effectively kill planktonic microorganisms. Two biopolymers, chitosan and c...
Citation
Fernandes, M. [et al.]. Sonochemically processed cationic nanocapsules: Efficient antimicrobials with membrane disturbing capacity. "Biomacromolecules", 08 Març 2014, vol. 15, núm. 4, p. 1365-1374.
Group of research
GBMI - Molecular and Industrial Biotechnology Group
TECTEX - Textile Technology Research Group

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