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Appl Microbiol Biotechnol. 2018 May;102(10):4305-4318. doi: 10.1007/s00253-018-8939-z. Epub 2018 Mar 27.

Wound healing applications of biogenic colloidal silver and gold nanoparticles: recent trends and future prospects.

Author information

1
Department of Biotechnology, Faculty of Biological Sciences, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, 45320, Pakistan. movais@bs.qau.edu.pk.
2
National Institute of Lasers and Optronics, Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission, Islamabad, 44000, Pakistan. movais@bs.qau.edu.pk.
3
Key Laboratory for Biomedical Effects of Nanomaterials and Nanosafety, CAS Center for Excellence in Nanoscience, National Center for Nanoscience and Technology, Beijing, 100190, China. movais@bs.qau.edu.pk.
4
Department of Life Sciences, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM), Dhahran, 31261, Saudi Arabia.
5
Department of Biotechnology, Faculty of Biological Sciences, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, 45320, Pakistan.
6
Department of Eastern Medicine and Surgery, Qarshi University, Lahore, 54000, Pakistan.
7
Department of Bioengineering, Rice University, Houston, TX, 1892, USA.
8
Department of Pharmacy, University of Malakand, Chakdara, Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa (KP), 18800, Pakistan.
9
National Institute of Lasers and Optronics, Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission, Islamabad, 44000, Pakistan.
10
Pakistan Academy of Sciences (PAS), Islamabad, 44000, Pakistan.

Abstract

Nanotechnology has emerged as a prominent scientific discipline in the technological revolution of this millennium. The scientific community has focused on the green synthesis of metal nanoparticles as compared to physical and chemical methods due to its eco-friendly nature and high efficacy. Medicinal plants have been proven as the paramount source of various phytochemicals that can be used for the biogenic synthesis of colloidal silver and gold nanoparticles as compared to other living organisms, e.g., microbes and fungi. According to various scientific reports, the biogenic nanoparticles have shown promising potential as wound healing agents. However, not a single broad review article was present that demonstrates the wound healing application of biogenic silver and gold nanoparticles. Foreseeing the overall literature published, we for the first time intended to discuss the current trends in wound healing via biogenic silver and gold nanoparticles. Furthermore, light has been shed on the mechanistic aspects of wound healing along with futuristic discussion on the faith of biogenic silver and gold nanoparticles as potential wound healing agents.

KEYWORDS:

Gold nanoparticles; Green synthesis; Nanomedicine; Phytonanotechnology; Silver nanoparticles; Wound healing

PMID:
29589095
DOI:
10.1007/s00253-018-8939-z
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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