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Journal of Applied Life Sciences International, 2394-1103,Vol.: 15, Issue.: 4


Copper Nanomaterials as Drug Delivery System against Infectious Agents and Cancerous Cells


Ardhendu Kumar Mandal1*

1Infectious Diseases and Immunology Division, CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, India.

Article Information
(1) Palanisamy Arulselvan, Institute of Bioscience, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia.
(1) Hasan Hüseyin Do─čan, Selcuk University, Turkey.
(2) Imran Ali, Jamia Millia Islamia (Central University), India.
(3) B. G. Viswanath, Gandhi Medical College & Hospital, India.
Complete Peer review History: http://www.sciencedomain.org/review-history/22496


Pathogenic  infections  have  raised  a  serious  threat  on  public  health  world-wide  owing  to  the resistance to broad spectrum antimicrobials. The emergence of multi drug resistant biofilms and non functional conventional antibiotics has directed nanotechnological advances to overcome biofilm infections as drug delivery system. Copper nanomaterials, among other metallic nanomaterials based therapies and treatments, have demonstrated their significant maximum efficacies in damaging pathogenic cells due to their higher toxic property. This review is focussed on different forms of copper nanomaterials such as copper nanoparticles, copper oxide nanoparticles and copper sulfide nanoparticles, featuring their synthesis, size, surface characteristics, dissolution, mechanism of action and toxicity, which provide valuable insights into the possible mechanism of damaging against various infectious agents and cancerous cells, as possible drug delivery system.

Keywords :

Infectious agents; cancerous cells; copper nanomaterials; mechanism of action; toxicity; drug delivery system.

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DOI : 10.9734/JALSI/2017/38444

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