Evaluation of antimicrobial properties of a novel synthesized nanometric delafossite.
Braz J Microbiol. 2020 Aug 21;:
Authors: Sayed MA, El-Bassuony AAH, Abdelsalam HK
Antibiotics and other antimicrobial compounds are the backbone of clinical medicine. Antimicrobial resistance can cause serious diseases to man. Nanotechnology can improve therapeutic potential of medicinal molecules and related agents. Widespread application of antibiotics and other antimicrobial compounds led to development of multidrug-resistant microbes, so there is need to develop novel therapeutic agents. Novel synthesized nanometric delafossite was assayed against two Gram-positive bacteria (Staphylococcus aureus and Micrococcus luteus), two Gram-negative bacteria (Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae), four opportunistic fungi (Aspergillus flavus, A. fumigatus, A. niger, and Fusarium solani), and four Candida species (C. albicans, C. parapsilosis, C. krusei, and C. tropicalis) using diffusion assay method. The minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) of the novel synthesized nanometric delafossite was determined using the dilution method. The assayed compounds showed different degrees of antifungal and antibacterial activities, depending on the annealing temperature of preparation of these compounds. Compounds prepared at room temperature showed greater antimicrobial activities than those prepared at higher temperatures. The antimicrobial activity depends also on the susceptibility of the test microbe.
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