Nanoparticles Antimicrobial Activity: A Mini Review

  • Thualfakar jabbir ibn hayyan
  • Eman Hamzah Mohammed
Keywords: Antimicrobial resistance, Nanoparticles, bacteria, viruses, fungi, parasites


Antimicrobial resistance has become a major challenge to public health worldwide. The development of new strategies to combat resistant microorganisms has become imperative. Nanoparticles with antimicrobial activity have been extensively investigated as a potential solution to this problem. Nanoparticles are effective due to their ability to directly interact with microorganisms, causing damage to their cell membranes, walls, and DNA. In this article, we will provide an overview of the mechanisms of antimicrobial action of nanoparticles and explore the different types of nanoparticles with antimicrobial properties. We will also discuss the current and potential future applications of antimicrobial nanoparticles in medicine, as well as their challenges and limitations.

How to Cite
Thualfakar, & Mohammed, E. H. (2023). Nanoparticles Antimicrobial Activity: A Mini Review. Iraqi Journal of Natural Sciences and Nanotechnology, 4, 85-92.