Manipur, June 29 -- A group of researchers at the National Centre for Polar and Ocean Research (NCPOR) and the Goa University (GU) have claimed that gold nanoparticles (GNPs) can be used for therapeutic use. The research paper has been published in the Journal of Preparative Biochemistry & Biotechnology.

The researchers said that 20-30-nm-sized spherical-shaped GNPs could be synthesized in a controlled environment and could be used as a composite therapeutic agent clinical trials, especially in anti-cancer, anti-viral, anti-diabetic, and cholesterol-lowering drugs.

How GNPs work as a therapeutic agent

The NCPOR-GU study revealed the genotoxic effect of GNPs on sulphate reducing bacteria (SRB). GNPs displayed enough anti-bacterial prope...