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TitleSilver nanoparticles to fight Candida coinfection in the oral cavity
Author(s)Monteiro, Douglas Roberto
Silva, Sónia Carina
Negri, Melyssa
Gorup, Luiz Fernando
Camargo, Emerson Rodrigues de
Barbosa, Debora Barros
Henriques, Mariana
Editor(s)Rai, Mahendra
Kon, Kateryna
KeywordsSilver nanoparticles
Candida albicans
Candida glabrata
Issue date2015
PublisherAcademic Press
CitationMonteiro, Douglas Roberto; Silva, Sónia Carina; Grassi, M.; Gorup, Luiz Fernando; Camargo, Emerson Rodrigues de; Barbosa, Debora Barros; Henriques, Mariana, Chapter 17 - Silver nanoparticles to fight Candida coinfection in the oral cavity. In M. Rai, K. Kon, Nanotechnology in Diagnosis, Treatment and Prophylaxis of Infectious Diseases, Academic Press, 2015. ISBN: 978-0-12-801317-5, 283-295
Abstract(s)[Exert] This chapter is focused on the activity of silver nanoparticles (SN) as an antifungal agent against Candida albicans and Candida glabrata biofilms, which are involved in oral candidosis. A discussion focusing on the influence of the stabilizing agent, diameter of SN on its antibiofilm activity, influence of chemical stability of SN on Candida biofilms, the effect of SN against adhered cells and biofilms, the effect on extracellular matrix composition and structure of Candida biofilms, the combination of SN with conventional antifungal drugs, and the incorporation of SN into denture acrylic resin is incorporated in the present chapter. Because of the resistance of Candida biofilms to conventional drugs and the positive effect of SN against them, these nanoparticles can be used as an alternative antifungal agent (...).
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