Antimicrobial, antibiofilm, and anticancer potential of silver nanoparticles synthesized using pigment-producing Micromonospora sp. SH121

Mazmancı B., Könen Adıgüzel S., Sadak Y. S., Yetkin D., Ay H., Adıgüzel A. O.

Preparative Biochemistry and Biotechnology, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/10826068.2022.2101001
  • Journal Name: Preparative Biochemistry and Biotechnology
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, Applied Science & Technology Source, BIOSIS, Biotechnology Research Abstracts, CAB Abstracts, Chemical Abstracts Core, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Veterinary Science Database
  • Keywords: Anticancer, antimicrobial activity, green-made silver nanoparticles, Micromonosporasp, physicochemical characteristics
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: No


Silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) have gained interest as an alternative pharmaceutical agent because of antimicrobial resistance and drug toxicity. Considering the increasing request, eco-friendly, sustainable, and cost-effective synthesis of versatile AgNPs has become necessary. In this study, green-made AgNPs were successfully synthesized using Micromonospora sp. SH121 (Mm-AgNPs). Synthesis was verified by surface plasmon resonance (SPR) peak at 402 nm wavelength in the UV-Visible (UV-Vis) absorption spectrum. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) analysis depicted that Mm-AgNPs were in the size range of 10–30 nm and spherical. Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) confirmed the existence of bioactive molecules on the surface of nanoparticles. The X-ray diffraction (XRD) analysis revealed the face-centered cubic (fcc) structure of the Mm-AgNPs. Their polydispersity index (PDI) and zeta potential were 0. 284 and −35.3 mV, respectively. Mm-AgNPs (4–32 µg/mL) exhibited strong antimicrobial activity against Bacillus cereus, Enterococcus faecalis, Enterococcus hirae, Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Proteus vulgaris, Pseudomonas putida, Staphylococcus epidermidis, Streptococcus pneumoniae, and Aspergillus flavus. Mm-AgNPs partially inhibited the biofilm formation in Acinetobacter baumannii, E. coli, K. pneumoniae, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Furthermore, results showed that low concentrations of Mm-AgNPs (1 and 10 µg/mL) caused higher cytotoxicity and apoptosis in DU 145 cells than human fibroblast cells. Based on the results, Mm-AgNPs have an excellent potential for treating infectious diseases and prostate cancer.