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Selective Antimicrobial Performance of Biosynthesized Silver Nanoparticles by Horsetail Extract Against E. coli

  • Miona Miljković
  • Vesna LazićEmail author
  • Slađana Davidović
  • Ana Milivojević
  • Jelena Papan
  • Margarida M. Fernandes
  • Senentxu Lanceros-Mendez
  • S. Phillip Ahrenkiel
  • Jovan M. Nedeljković
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Abstract

The aim of this study was the development of a non-toxic, biosynthetic antimicrobial agent which selectively acts on only one type of microorganism, and preserves the microbiota. Antimicrobial performance of biosynthesized silver nanoparticles (Ag NPs) by horsetail (Equisetum arvense L.) extract was examined against Gram-negative bacteria Escherichia coli and Gram-positive bacteria Staphylococcus aureus, as well as yeasts Candida albicans and Saccharomyces boulardii. Also, the cytotoxicity of Ag NPs was examined toward pre-osteoblast cells. The synthetic conditions—concentration of extract, temperature, and pH—were optimized to prepare silver colloids with different particle size distributions and long-term stability. The obtained samples were characterized using transmission electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction analysis, and absorption spectroscopy. The smaller-sized Ag NPs (~ 10–20 nm), prepared at a lower temperature (20 °C), showed better antimicrobial performance against E. coli compared to larger ones (~ 40–60 nm), prepared at high temperature (100 °C). On the other hand, both samples did not display any toxic action against bacteria S. aureus, or yeasts C. albicans and S. boulardii. Non-cytotoxic behavior of Ag NPs toward pre-osteoblast cells was observed for the concentrations of silver ≤ 2.25 and ≤ 4.5 mg L−1 for 10–20 and 40–60 nm-sized Ag NPs, respectively. Biosynthesized Ag NPs by horsetail extract display selective toxic action against E. coli at the ecologically acceptable concentration level.

Keywords

Silver nanoparticles Horsetail extract Antimicrobial activity Green synthesis Cytotoxicity 

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Acknowledgements

Financial support for this study was granted by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia (Projects III 45020 and TR 31035).

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Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Miona Miljković
    • 1
  • Vesna Lazić
    • 2
    Email author
  • Slađana Davidović
    • 1
  • Ana Milivojević
    • 3
  • Jelena Papan
    • 2
  • Margarida M. Fernandes
    • 4
    • 5
  • Senentxu Lanceros-Mendez
    • 6
    • 7
  • S. Phillip Ahrenkiel
    • 8
  • Jovan M. Nedeljković
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Biochemical Engineering and Biotechnology, Faculty of Technology and MetallurgyUniversity of BelgradeBelgradeSerbia
  2. 2.Vinča Institute of Nuclear SciencesUniversity of BelgradeBelgradeSerbia
  3. 3.Department of Biochemical Engineering and Biotechnology, Center of Innovation, Faculty of Technology and MetallurgyUniversity of BelgradeBelgradeSerbia
  4. 4.Centre of PhysicsUniversity of MinhoBragaPortugal
  5. 5.Centre of Biological EngineeringUniversity of MinhoBragaPortugal
  6. 6.BCMaterials, Basque Center for Materials, Applications and Nanostructures, UPV/EHU Science ParkLeioaSpain
  7. 7.Ikerbasque, Basque Foundation for ScienceBilbaoSpain
  8. 8.South Dakota School of Mines and TechnologyRapid CityUSA

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