DOI: 10.3390/ma16155363 ISSN: 1996-1944

A Review of the Antibacterial, Fungicidal and Antiviral Properties of Selenium Nanoparticles

Dmitry A. Serov, Venera V. Khabatova, Vladimir Vodeneev, Ruibin Li, Sergey V. Gudkov
  • General Materials Science

The resistance of microorganisms to antimicrobial drugs is an important problem worldwide. To solve this problem, active searches for antimicrobial components, approaches and therapies are being carried out. Selenium nanoparticles have high potential for antimicrobial activity. The relevance of their application is indisputable, which can be noted due to the significant increase in publications on the topic over the past decade. This review of research publications aims to provide the reader with up-to-date information on the antimicrobial properties of selenium nanoparticles, including susceptible microorganisms, the mechanisms of action of nanoparticles on bacteria and the effect of nanoparticle properties on their antimicrobial activity. This review describes the most complete information on the antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal effects of selenium nanoparticles.

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