Synthesis of taurine-Cu3(PO4)2 hybrid nanoflower and their peroxidase-mimic and antimicrobial properties

Yilmaz S. G., DEMİRBAŞ A., Karaagac Z., Dadi Ş., Celik C., Yusufbeyoglu S., ...More

Journal of Biotechnology, vol.343, pp.96-101, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 343
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jbiotec.2021.11.009
  • Journal Name: Journal of Biotechnology
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, Aerospace Database, Aquatic Science & Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA), BIOSIS, Biotechnology Research Abstracts, CAB Abstracts, Chemical Abstracts Core, Communication Abstracts, Compendex, EMBASE, Environment Index, Food Science & Technology Abstracts, INSPEC, MEDLINE, Metadex, Veterinary Science Database, Civil Engineering Abstracts
  • Page Numbers: pp.96-101
  • Keywords: Taurine, Cu-3(PO4)(2) nanocrystals Hybrid Nanoflower, Peroxidase-Mimic and Antimicrobial Properties
  • Abdullah Gül University Affiliated: No


Herein, we report the synthesis of taurine incorporated (sulfur containing organic molecule derived from methionine and cysteine) hybrid nanoflowers (thNFs) with an intrinsic peroxidase-mimic and antimicrobial activities in the presence of H2O2. Formation of thNFs using non-enzyme molecules was for the first time and systematically studied as a function of the taurine concentration, types of metal ions (Cu2+, Fe2+ and Fe3+) and pH values of reaction solution. The peroxidase like activities of thNFs rely on Fenton-like reaction against guaiacol used as a model substrate. The efficiency of Fenton reaction can be attributed to porous structure and presence of ions of transition elements in the thNFs. The thNFs were further characterized using FTIR, XRD, SEM and EDX. The thNFs also showed remarkable antimicrobial properties against S. aureus, E. coli, B. cereus and C. albicans. We claim that nonprotein-based NFs can be considered as new generation nano-biocatalysts as an alternative to enzymes and can be used in various medicinal, biochemical, immunological, biotechnological, and industrial applications.