Antibacterial efficacy of poly(vinyl alcohol) composite nanofibers embedded with silver-anchored silica nanoparticles.
- Abdul Wahab Jatoi,
- Yun Kee Jo,
- Hoik Lee,
- Seong-Geun Oh,
- Dong Soo Hwang,
- Zeeshan Khatri,
- Hyung Joon Cha,
- Ick Soo Kim
J Biomed Mater Res B Appl Biomater 2017 May 15. Epub 2017 May 15.
Nano Fusion Technology Research Lab, Division of Frontier Fibers, Institute for Fiber Engineering (IFES), Interdisciplinary Cluster for Cutting Edge Research (ICCER), Shinshu University 3-15-1, Tokida, Ueda, Nagono, 386-8567, Japan.
Silver has been widely used as an effective antibacterial agent especially for treating burns and wounds. However, release of silver from materials often arouse side effects due to toxicity of silver towards mammalian cells. Argyria and argyrosis are well known problems of acute toxicity of silver towards human body. Read More