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Development of antimicrobial biomaterials produced from chitin-nanofiber sheet/silver nanoparticle composites.

Nguyen VQ, Ishihara M, Kinoda J, Hattori H, Nakamura S, Ono T, Miyahira Y, Matsui T - J Nanobiotechnology (2014)

Bottom Line: CNFSs were immersed in suspensions of Ag NPs (5.17 ± 1.9 nm in diameter; mean ± SD) for 30 min at room temperature to produce CNFS/Ag NPs.Ultrathin sectioning of bacterial cells also was carried out to observe the bactericidal mechanism of Ag NPs.The TEM images indicated that the Ag NPs are dispersed and tightly adsorbed onto CNFSs.

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Affiliation: Faculty of System Design, Tokyo Metropolitan University, 6-6 Asahigaoka, Hino, Tokyo, 191-0065, Japan. imvinhs@yahoo.com.vn.

ABSTRACT

Background: Chitin nanofibers sheets (CNFSs) with nanoscale fiber-like surface structures are nontoxic and biodegradable biomaterials with large surface-to-mass ratio. CNFSs are widely applied as biomedical materials such as a functional wound dressing. This study aimed to develop antimicrobial biomaterials made up of CNFS-immobilized silver nanoparticles (CNFS/Ag NPs).

Materials and methods: CNFSs were immersed in suspensions of Ag NPs (5.17 ± 1.9 nm in diameter; mean ± SD) for 30 min at room temperature to produce CNFS/Ag NPs. CNFS/Ag NPs were characterized by transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and then tested for antimicrobial activities against Escherichia (E.) coli, Pseudomonas (P.) aeruginosa, and H1N1 influenza A virus, three pathogens that represent the most widespread infectious bacteria and viruses. Ultrathin sectioning of bacterial cells also was carried out to observe the bactericidal mechanism of Ag NPs.

Results: The TEM images indicated that the Ag NPs are dispersed and tightly adsorbed onto CNFSs. Although CNFSs alone have only weak antimicrobial activity, CNFS/Ag NPs showed much stronger antimicrobial properties against E. coli, P. aeruginosa, and influenza A virus, with the amount of immobilized Ag NPs onto CNFSs.

Conclusions: Our results suggest that CNFS/Ag NPs interacting with those microbes exhibit stronger antimicrobial activities, and that it is possible to apply CNFS/Ag NPs as anti-virus sheets as well as anti-infectious wound dressings.

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Absorption of Ag NPs to ANSF. (A) The UV-visible absorption spectrum of Ag NPs. The peak of absorbance at the wavelength of 390.5 nm is indicated. The inset figure is the particle size distribution histogram of the Ag NPs. (B) TEM micrograph of Ag NPs. Scale bar represents 50 nm.
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Fig1: Absorption of Ag NPs to ANSF. (A) The UV-visible absorption spectrum of Ag NPs. The peak of absorbance at the wavelength of 390.5 nm is indicated. The inset figure is the particle size distribution histogram of the Ag NPs. (B) TEM micrograph of Ag NPs. Scale bar represents 50 nm.

Mentions: Ag NPs were synthesized by autoclaving (at 121°C and 20 kPa) a mixture of only three components: silver-containing glass powder, glucose, and water [17,29]. TEM images showed that the Ag NPs were spherical with the average particle size of 5.17 ± 1.92 nm (mean ± SD). The results of UV-Vis analysis of the Ag NPs suspension revealed that the peak at 390.5 nm is representative of the Ag NPs in this study (Figure 1).Figure 1


Development of antimicrobial biomaterials produced from chitin-nanofiber sheet/silver nanoparticle composites.

Nguyen VQ, Ishihara M, Kinoda J, Hattori H, Nakamura S, Ono T, Miyahira Y, Matsui T - J Nanobiotechnology (2014)

Absorption of Ag NPs to ANSF. (A) The UV-visible absorption spectrum of Ag NPs. The peak of absorbance at the wavelength of 390.5 nm is indicated. The inset figure is the particle size distribution histogram of the Ag NPs. (B) TEM micrograph of Ag NPs. Scale bar represents 50 nm.
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Fig1: Absorption of Ag NPs to ANSF. (A) The UV-visible absorption spectrum of Ag NPs. The peak of absorbance at the wavelength of 390.5 nm is indicated. The inset figure is the particle size distribution histogram of the Ag NPs. (B) TEM micrograph of Ag NPs. Scale bar represents 50 nm.
Mentions: Ag NPs were synthesized by autoclaving (at 121°C and 20 kPa) a mixture of only three components: silver-containing glass powder, glucose, and water [17,29]. TEM images showed that the Ag NPs were spherical with the average particle size of 5.17 ± 1.92 nm (mean ± SD). The results of UV-Vis analysis of the Ag NPs suspension revealed that the peak at 390.5 nm is representative of the Ag NPs in this study (Figure 1).Figure 1

Bottom Line: CNFSs were immersed in suspensions of Ag NPs (5.17 ± 1.9 nm in diameter; mean ± SD) for 30 min at room temperature to produce CNFS/Ag NPs.Ultrathin sectioning of bacterial cells also was carried out to observe the bactericidal mechanism of Ag NPs.The TEM images indicated that the Ag NPs are dispersed and tightly adsorbed onto CNFSs.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Faculty of System Design, Tokyo Metropolitan University, 6-6 Asahigaoka, Hino, Tokyo, 191-0065, Japan. imvinhs@yahoo.com.vn.

ABSTRACT

Background: Chitin nanofibers sheets (CNFSs) with nanoscale fiber-like surface structures are nontoxic and biodegradable biomaterials with large surface-to-mass ratio. CNFSs are widely applied as biomedical materials such as a functional wound dressing. This study aimed to develop antimicrobial biomaterials made up of CNFS-immobilized silver nanoparticles (CNFS/Ag NPs).

Materials and methods: CNFSs were immersed in suspensions of Ag NPs (5.17 ± 1.9 nm in diameter; mean ± SD) for 30 min at room temperature to produce CNFS/Ag NPs. CNFS/Ag NPs were characterized by transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and then tested for antimicrobial activities against Escherichia (E.) coli, Pseudomonas (P.) aeruginosa, and H1N1 influenza A virus, three pathogens that represent the most widespread infectious bacteria and viruses. Ultrathin sectioning of bacterial cells also was carried out to observe the bactericidal mechanism of Ag NPs.

Results: The TEM images indicated that the Ag NPs are dispersed and tightly adsorbed onto CNFSs. Although CNFSs alone have only weak antimicrobial activity, CNFS/Ag NPs showed much stronger antimicrobial properties against E. coli, P. aeruginosa, and influenza A virus, with the amount of immobilized Ag NPs onto CNFSs.

Conclusions: Our results suggest that CNFS/Ag NPs interacting with those microbes exhibit stronger antimicrobial activities, and that it is possible to apply CNFS/Ag NPs as anti-virus sheets as well as anti-infectious wound dressings.

No MeSH data available.


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