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Probiotics: Novel biosynthetic tool to develop metallic nanoparticles

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Laura Kelly
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Probiotics, being live microbes, exert numerous beneficial health effects on the host cells.

Such probiotics are commercially available as dietary supplements, foods, pharmaceutical formulations.

Yakult, Activia yogurt, DanActive fermented milk provide health benefits like boosting up the immune system, treating digestive problems, mental illness, neurological disorders, cancer, etc.

However, the use of probiotic bacteria to develop metallic nanoparticles (MNPs) constitutes novel research nowadays.

Research inputs and patent reports according to an article published in the journal Recent Patents on Drug Delivery and Formulation highlight their potential in the field of cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, medicine and biotechnology as well.

Prof. Kamla Pathak, the corresponding author said: "Our review findings reinstate the potential of probiotic bacteria to produce MNPs.

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