Practical nanozymes discovered to fight antimicrobial resistance

  16 March 2021

Nanozymes, a group of inorganic catalysis-efficient particles, have been proposed as promising antimicrobials against bacteria. They are efficient in killing bacteria, thanks to their production of reactive oxygen species (ROS).

Despite this advantage, nanozymes are generally toxic to both bacteria and mammalian cells, that is, they are also toxic to our own cells. This is mainly because of the intrinsic inability of ROS to distinguish bacteria from mammalian cells.

In a study published in Nature Communications, the research team led by Xiong Yujie and Yang Lihua from University of Science and Technology (USTC) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) proposed a novel method to construct efficient-while-little-toxic nanozymes.

Further reading: PhysOrg
Author(s): Liu Jia
Smart Innovations  
Back

OUR UNDERWRITERS

Unrestricted financial support kindly provided by

Antimicrobial Resistance Fighter Coalition

CDD VAULT Complexity Simplified





Technology Database

Display your AMR Technology, Product and Service

 

Suppliers and Users of Technologies, Products and Services benefit from CAPI.
CAPI (Continuous AMR Partnering Initiative) unites Suppliers and Users worldwide with the aim to add to the curbing of AMR.

 

Read more and make your own Technology Page >>
What is going on with AMR?
Stay tuned with remarkable global AMR news and developments!