Synthesis and design of Ag–Fe bimetallic nanoparticles as antimicrobial synergistic combination therapies against clinically relevant pathogens

Padilla Cruz, A. L. y Garza Cervantes, J. A. y Vasto Anzaldo, X. G. y García Rivas, Gerardo y León Buitimea, A. y Morones Ramírez, J. R. (2021) Synthesis and design of Ag–Fe bimetallic nanoparticles as antimicrobial synergistic combination therapies against clinically relevant pathogens. Scientific Reports, 11 (1). pp. 1-10. ISSN 2045-2322

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The inappropriate use of antibiotics and the inadequate control of infections have led to the emergence of drug-resistant strains. In recent years, metallo-pharmaceutics and metallic nanoparticles have been proposed as potential alternative antimicrobials due to their broad-spectrum antimicrobial properties. Moreover, recent fndings have shown that combinations of transition metal compounds can exhibit synergistic antimicrobial properties. Therefore, the synthesis and design of bimetallic nanoparticles is a feld worth exploring to harness the interactions between groups of metals and organic complex structures found in diferent microbial targets, towards the development of more efcient combinatorial antimicrobials composed of synergistic metals. In this study, we present a green synthesis of Ag–Fe bimetallic nanoparticles using an aqueous extract from the leaves of Gardenia jasminoides. The characterization of the nanoparticles demonstrated that the synthesis methodology produces homogenously distributed core–shell Ag–Fe structures with spherical shapes and average diameter sizes of 13 nm (± 6.3 nm). The Ag–Fe bimetallic nanoparticles showed magnetic and antimicrobial properties; the latter were evaluated against six diferent, clinically relevant multi-drug-resistant microbial strains. The Ag–Fe bimetallic nanoparticles exhibited an antimicrobial (bactericidal) synergistic efect between the two metals composing the bimetallic nanoparticles compared to the efects of the mono-metallic nanoparticles against yeast and both Gram-positive and Gram-negative multidrug-resistant bacteria. Our results provide insight towards the design of bimetallic nanoparticles, synthesized through green chemistry methodologies, to develop synergistic combinatorial antimicrobials with possible applications in both industrial processes and the treatment of infections caused by clinically relevant drug-resistant strains.

Tipo de elemento: Article
Materias: Q Ciencia > QR Microbiología
Divisiones: Ciencias Químicas
Usuario depositante: Editor Repositorio
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Padilla Cruz, A. L.NO ESPECIFICADONO ESPECIFICADO
Garza Cervantes, J. A.NO ESPECIFICADONO ESPECIFICADO
Vasto Anzaldo, X. G.NO ESPECIFICADONO ESPECIFICADO
García Rivas, GerardoNO ESPECIFICADONO ESPECIFICADO
León Buitimea, A.NO ESPECIFICADONO ESPECIFICADO
Morones Ramírez, J. R.NO ESPECIFICADONO ESPECIFICADO
Fecha del depósito: 23 Mayo 2022 19:35
Última modificación: 23 Mayo 2022 19:35
URI: http://eprints.uanl.mx/id/eprint/23279

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