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Tyrosol-functionalized chitosan-gold nanoparticles against fungal biofilms

Published on Category: Scientific news - Chitin and Chitosan

Tags: chitosan, nanoparticles, Biofilm, candida

Fungi of the Candida genus can be responsible for serious skin infections, especially as biofilms. To find an alternative treatment method for fungal biofilms, chitosan-gold nanoparticles were coupled with the quorum sensing molecule Tyrosol in the study presented here.

Chitosan as a supporter for pCRISPR transfer

Published on Category: Scientific news - Chitin and Chitosan

Tags: chitosan, nanoparticles, non-viral-gen-delivery, CRISPR/Cas

CRISPR/Cas is a promising tool to tackle genetic diseases. However, non-viral vectors with good transfection efficiency often struggle with high cytotoxicity. In the presented paper, calcium nanoparticles were modified with chitosan. The effects on transfection efficiency and cytotoxicity were then investigated.

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