Nanotoxicity: Silver Nano Particles

Document Type : علمی - پژوهشی


Faculty of New Technologies Engineering (NET) and Protein Research Center (PRC), Shahid Beheshti University, G.C., Tehran, Iran.


Nanoparticles with a wide range of unique features have been allocated many applications in the field of nanotechnology. Their special properties and their interaction with biological molecules have grabbed the attention of many researchers. These particles, because of their small size and unique characteristics, can be used in various fields, especially the life sciences. Because the lack of any logical model of nanoparticle and biomolecule interaction, their properties and influences on the environment have been evaluated using various separate and non-comparable studies. Nanoparticles interact with plants, animals, and humans and have various and essential impacts on them and these should be considered. The aim of this article is to conduct a morphological and proteomic study of the interaction of biomolecular, bacterial and plant models with silver nanoparticles. The findings are associated with trypsin and human blood serum albumin (as a molecular model), Staphylococcus aureus and Bacillus Thurigiensis (as bacterial models) and Oryza sativa L. (rice) as a plant model.


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