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TitleAdvanced material against human (Including Covid‐19) and plant viruses: nanoparticles as a feasible strategy
Author(s)Tortella, Gonzalo R.
Rubilar, Olga
Diez, María Cristina
Padrão, Jorge
Zille, Andrea
Pieretti, Joana C.
Seabra, Amedea B.
Human viruses
Plant viruses
Issue date2021
JournalGlobal Challenges
CitationTortella, G. R., Rubilar, O., Diez, M. C., Padrão, J., et. al.(2021) Advanced Material Against Human (Including COVID‐19) and Plant Viruses: Nanoparticles As a Feasible Strategy. Global Challenges, 2000049
Abstract(s)The SARS‐CoV‐2 virus outbreak revealed that these nano‐pathogens have the ability to rapidly change lives. Undoubtedly, SARS‐CoV‐2 as well as other viruses can cause important global impacts, affecting public health, as well as, socioeconomic development. But viruses are not only a public health concern, they are also a problem in agriculture. The current treatments are often ineffective, are prone to develop resistance, or cause considerable adverse side effects. The use of nanotechnology has played an important role to combat viral diseases. In this review three main aspects are in focus: first, the potential use of nanoparticles as carriers for drug delivery. Second, its use for treatments of some human viral diseases, and third, its application as antivirals in plants. With these three themes, the aim is to give to readers an overview of the progress in this promising area of biotechnology during the 2017–2020 period, and to provide a glance at how tangible is the effectiveness of nanotechnology against viruses. Future prospects are also discussed. It is hoped that this review can be a contribution to general knowledge for both specialized and non‐specialized readers, allowing a better knowledge of this interesting topic.
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