Special Issue "Recent Advances in Application of Silver Nanoparticles in Biochemistry"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2024 | Viewed by 5016
Interests: biochemistry; green symthesis; nanoparticles
Interests: biochemistry; biomarkers; neurodevelopment
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Nano silver-based materials have shown some interesting characteristics suitable for various biomedical applications, such as antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, antifungal, antiviral, and anticancer. Their therapeutic activity in the fields of dentistry, orthopedics, cancer therapy, etc. is at the clinical trial stage and receiving tremendous interest. Due to their strong bactericidal effects, silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) are used in catheters, burns, wound dressing, and many pharmacological treatments. AgNPs can significantly reduce inflammation in wounds by modulating fibrogenic cytokines, down-regulating pro-inflammatory cytokines, and helping towards apoptosis in inflammatory cells. AgNPs interact with cancer cells and activate many signaling pathways related to mitochondrial dysfunction, oxidative stress, and autophagy. These nanostructures are receiving special attention in agriculture due to their ability to control plant diseases and increase the growth and yield of crops. They act as growth stimulators in plants by improving biochemicals such as chlorophyll, carbohydrate, protein, and antioxidant enzymes.
This Special Issue on “Recent Advances in Application of Silver Nanoparticles in Biochemistry” aims to cover recent advances in the application of silver nanoparticles in various fields of bioscience. Topics include but are not limited to methods and/or applications in the following areas:
- Synthesis and characterization of silver nanoparticles;
- Silver nanoparticles in the management of plant diseases and agricultural applications;
- Silver nanoparticles and multidrug-resistant bacterial species;
- Silver nanoparticles and human health;
- Cytotoxicity of silver nanoparticles;
- Silver nanoparticles in neurodevelopment and neurodegeneration.
Dr. Ramesa Shafi Bhat
Prof. Dr. Afaf El-Ansary
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- silver nanoparticles
- green synthesis
- biomedical applications
- human health
- oxidative stress