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LL37 peptide@silver nanoparticles: combining the best of the two worlds for skin infection control

M. Vignoni, Hasitha de Alwis Weerasekera, Madeline J. Simpson, Jaywant Phopase, Thien-Fah Mah, M. Griffith, E.I. Alarcon and J.C. Scaiano, “LL37 peptide@silver nanoparticles: combining the best of the two worlds for skin infection control”, Nanoscale, 6, 5725-5728 (2014).
DOI: 10.1039/C4NR01284D


LL37 peptide@silver nanoparticles- combining the best of the two worlds for skin infection control
Capping silver nanoparticles with LL37 peptide eradicates the antiproliferative effect of silver on primary skin cells, but retains the bactericidal properties of silver nanoparticles with activities comparable to silver nitrate or silver sulfadiazine. In addition, LL37 capped silver nanoparticles have anti-biofilm formation activity.

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