Effects of Diamond Nanoparticles Immobilisation on the Surface of Yeast Cells: A Phenomenological Study

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An interesting development of biotechnology has linked microbial cell immobilisation with nanoparticles. The main task of our research was to reveal the possible influences of differently electrically charged diamond nanoparticles upon physiological characteristics of the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae. It was revealed that the adverse impact of these nanoparticles can manifest not only against prokaryotes, but also against eukaryotic yeast cells. However, the obtained results also indicate that it is possible to reduce and, most likely, completely eliminate the dangerous effects of nanoparticles to cells by using special physical approaches. Comparison of non-arylated and arylated nanoparticles showed that in terms of changes in the physiological activity of cells, which are important to biotechnology and biomedicine, the selection of certain nanoparticles (non-arylated or arylated) may be necessary in each specific case, depending on the purpose of their use.


Original languageEnglish
Article number162
Journal Fermentation : open access zymology & zymurgy journal
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 10 Feb 2023

External IDs

Scopus 85148762908
Mendeley 9602c33e-ba7f-3f52-8267-01fa9fe2ddb2



  • electric charge, immobilisation, nanoparticles, viability, yeast