THE HIGH PENETRABILITY OF NANOPARTICLES INTO BACTERIAL MEMBRANES: A KEY OF A POTENTIAL APPLICATION
Abstract: Currently, nanoparticles have gained considerable attention for the treatment of bacterial infectious diseases. The possibility for using this technology as an alternative therapeutic strategy for controlling microbial biofilms, colonizations and infections has been the subject of intense investigations. Even though, the potential toxicity and disadvantage of using nanoparticles, researchers focused on their high penetrability into bacterial membranes, capabilities to disrupt biofilm formation and the role of chemotaxis in this interaction. Face to this significant debate, we discuss the link between metal resistance, bacterial chemotaxis and the promising use of nanoparticles (NP). P. aeruginosa has emerged as a model organism for biofilm studies, the aim of this review is to provide a concise and comprehensive survey of certain relevant aspects related to the research on nanoparticles and these bacteria.