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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166432/quantitative-histochemistry-for-macrophage-biodistribution-on-mice-liver-and-spleen-after-the-administration-of-a-pharmacological-relevant-dose-of-polyacrylic-acid-coated-iron-oxide-nanoparticles
#1
Daniela Rodrigues, Marisa Freitas, Vera Marisa Costa, M Arturo Lopez-Quintela, José Rivas, Paulo Freitas, Félix Carvalho, Eduarda Fernandes, Paula Silva
Understanding in vivo biodistribution of iron oxide nanoparticles (IONs), and the involvement of the phagocyte system in this process, is crucial for the assessment of their potential health risk. In the present study, the histochemical expression of iron in spleen and liver sections of CD-1 mice (aged 8 weeks) was quantified, 24 hours after intravenous administration of polyacrylic acid-coated IONs (PAA-coated IONs) (8, 20, 50 mg/kg). Organ sections were stained with Perls' Prussian blue for iron detection, followed by the quantification of iron deposition with ImageJ software...
February 6, 2017: Nanotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165880/complete-transformation-of-zno-and-cuo-nanoparticles-in-culture-medium-and-lymphocyte-cells-during-toxicity-testing
#2
Angela Ivask, Kirk G Scheckel, Pankaj Kapruwan, Vicki Stone, Hong Yin, Nicolas H Voelcker, Enzo Lombi
Here, we present evidence on complete transformation of ZnO and CuO nanoparticles, which are among the most heavily studied metal oxide particles, during 24 h in vitro toxicological testing with human T-lymphocytes. Synchrotron radiation-based X-ray absorption near edge structure (XANES) spectroscopy results revealed that Zn speciation profiles of 30 nm and 80 nm ZnO nanoparticles, and ZnSO4- exposed cells were almost identical with the prevailing species being Zn-cysteine. This suggests that ZnO nanoparticles are rapidly transformed during a standard in vitro toxicological assay, and are sequestered intracellularly, analogously to soluble Zn...
February 6, 2017: Nanotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165853/biocompatibility-and-characterization-of-polyglycerol-based-thermoresponsive-nanogels-designed-as-novel-drug-delivery-systems-and-their-intracellular-localization-in-keratinocytes
#3
Christian Gerecke, Alexander Edlich, Michael Giulbudagian, Fabian Schumacher, Nan Zhang, Andre Said, Guy Yealland, Silke B Lohan, Falko Neumann, Martina C Meinke, Nan Ma, Marcelo Calderón, Sarah Hedtrich, Monika Schäfer-Korting, Burkhard Kleuser
Novel nanogels that possess the capacity to change their physico-chemical properties in response to external stimuli are promising drug delivery candidates for the treatment of severe skin diseases. As thermoresponsive nanogels (tNGs) are capable of enhancing penetration through biological barriers such as the stratum corneum and are taken up by keratinocytes of human skin, potential adverse consequences of their exposure must be elucidated. In this study, tNGs were synthesized from dendritic polyglycerol (dPG) and two thermoresponsive polymers...
February 6, 2017: Nanotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151030/toxicity-of-tio2-nanoparticles-on-soil-nitrification-at-environmentally-relevant-concentrations-lack-of-classical-dose-response-relationships
#4
Marie Simonin, Jean M F Martins, Xavier Le Roux, Gaëlle Uzu, Aude Calas, Agnès Richaume
Titanium-dioxide nanoparticles (TiO2-NPs) are increasingly released in agricultural soils through, e.g. biosolids, irrigation or nanoagrochemicals. Soils are submitted to a wide range of concentrations of TiO2-NPs depending on the type of exposure. However, most studies have assessed the effects of unrealistically high concentrations, and the dose-response relationships are not well characterized for soil microbial communities. Here, using soil microcosms, we assessed the impact of TiO2-NPs at concentrations ranging from 0...
February 2, 2017: Nanotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145785/integrated-transcriptome-proteome-and-physiology-analysis-of-epinephelus-coioides-after-exposure-to-copper-nanoparticles-or-copper-sulfate
#5
Tao Wang, Xiaohua Long, Xiaoyan Chen, Yuanrui Liu, Zhaopu Liu, Shiqun Han, Shaohua Yan
Copper nanoparticles (Cu-NPs) are components in numerous commercial products, but little is known about the mechanisms of their toxicity to marine fish. Here, we investigated physiology, transcriptome and proteome in E. coioides after exposure to Cu as Cu-NPs or copper sulfate (CuSO4). Aggregation, oxidation and dissolution of Cu-NPs occurred after suspension in seawater within 24 h. Cu-NPs had similar types of the histology and hematological effects as CuSO4 on E. coioides, but toxicity of Cu-NPs seems more severe than that of CuSO4...
February 1, 2017: Nanotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28142331/differential-cytotoxic-and-inflammatory-potency-of-amorphous-silicon-dioxide-nanoparticles-of-similar-size-in-multiple-cell-lines
#6
Dalibor Breznan, Dharani D Das, Julie S O'Brien, Christine MacKinnon-Roy, Surendra Nimesh, Ngoc Q Vuong, Stéphane Bernatchez, Nimal DeSilva, Myriam Hill, Prem Kumarathasan, Renaud Vincent
The likelihood of environmental and health impacts of silicon dioxide nanoparticles (SiNPs) has risen, due to their increased use in products and applications. The biological potency of a set of similarly-sized amorphous SiNPs was investigated in a variety of cells to examine the influence of physico-chemical and biological factors on their toxicity. Cellular LDH and ATP, BrdU incorporation, resazurin reduction and cytokine release were measured in human epithelial A549, human THP-1 and mouse J774A.1 macrophage cells exposed for 24 h to suspensions of 5-15, 10-20 and 12 nm SiNPs and reference particles...
February 1, 2017: Nanotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28044463/silver-nanoparticles-induced-reactive-oxygen-species-via-photosynthetic-energy-transport-imbalance-in-an-aquatic-plant
#7
Hong Sheng Jiang, Li Yan Yin, Na Na Ren, Su Ting Zhao, Zhi Li, Yongwei Zhi, Hui Shao, Wei Li, Brigitte Gontero
The rapid growth in silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) commercialization has increased environmental exposure, including aquatic ecosystem. It has been reported that the AgNPs have damaging effects on photosynthesis and induce oxidative stress, but the toxic mechanism of AgNPs is still a matter of debate. In the present study, on the model aquatic higher plant Spirodela polyrhiza, we found that AgNPs affect photosynthesis and significantly inhibit Photosystem II (PSII) maximum quantum yield (Fv/Fm) and effective quantum yield (ΦPSII)...
January 19, 2017: Nanotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098511/hemodynamic-effects-of-hpma-copolymer-based-doxorubicin-conjugate-a-randomized-controlled-and-comparative-spectral-study-in-conscious-rats
#8
Hoay Yan Cheah, Olivera Šarenac, Juan J Arroyo, Marko Vasić, Maja Lozić, Sofija Glumac, See Ziau Hoe, Charles Colin Thomas Hindmarch, David Murphy, Lik Voon Kiew, Hong Boon Lee, Marίa J Vicent, Lip Yong Chung, Nina Japundžić-Žigon
Conjugation of Doxorubicin (DOX) to N-(2-Hydroxypropyl) methylacrylamide copolymer (HPMA) has significantly reduced the DOX-associated cardiotoxicity. However, the reports on the impact of HPMA-DOX conjugates on the cardiovascular system such as blood pressure (BP) and heart rate (HR) were in restrained animals using tail cuff and/or other methods that lacked the resolution and sensitivity. Herein, we employed radiotelemetric-spectral-echocardiography approach to further understand the in vivo cardiovascular hemodynamics and variability post administration of free DOX and HPMA-DOX...
January 18, 2017: Nanotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091127/amino-modified-polystyrene-nanoparticles-affect-signalling-pathways-of-the-sea-urchin-paracentrotus-lividus-embryos
#9
Annalisa Pinsino, Elisa Bergami, Camilla Della Torre, Maria Luisa Vannuccini, Piero Addis, Marco Secci, Kenneth A Dawson, Valeria Matranga, Ilaria Corsi
Polystyrene nanoparticles have been shown to pose serious risk to marine organisms including sea urchin embryos based on their surface properties and consequently behaviour in natural sea water. The aim of this study is to investigate the toxicity pathways of amino polystyrene nanoparticles (PS-NH2, 50 nm) in Paracentrotus lividus embryos in terms of development and signalling at both protein and gene levels. Two sub-lethal concentrations of 3 and 4 µg/mL of PS-NH2 were used to expose sea urchin embryos in natural sea water (PS-NH2 as aggregates of 143 ± 5 nm)...
January 16, 2017: Nanotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024451/weathering-in-soil-increases-nanoparticle-cuo-bioaccumulation-within-a-terrestrial-food-chain
#10
Alia D Servin, Luca Pagano, Hiram Castillo-Michel, Roberto De la Torre-Roche, Joseph Hawthorne, Jose A Hernandez-Viezcas, René Loredo-Portales, Sanghamitra Majumdar, Jorge Gardea-Torresday, Om Parkash Dhankher, Jason C White
This study evaluates the bioaccumulation of unweathered (U) and weathered (W) CuO in NP, bulk and ionic form (0-400 mg/kg) by lettuce exposed for 70 d in soil co-contaminated with field incurred chlordane. To evaluate CuO trophic transfer, leaves were fed to crickets (Acheta domestica) for 15 d, followed by insect feeding to lizards (Anolis carolinensis). Upon weathering, the root Cu content of the NP treatment increased 214% (327 ± 59.1 mg/kg) over unaged treatment. Cu root content decreased in bulk and ionic treatments from 70-130 mg/kg to 13-26 mg/kg upon aging in soil...
January 9, 2017: Nanotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008795/a-comparison-of-fate-and-toxicity-of-selenite-biogenically-and-chemically-synthesized-selenium-nanoparticles-to-zebrafish-danio-rerio-embryogenesis
#11
Joyabrata Mal, Wouter J Veneman, Y V Nancharaiah, Eric D van Hullebusch, Willie J G M Peijnenburg, Martina G Vijver, Piet N L Lens
Microbial reduction of selenium (Se) oxyanions to elemental Se is a promising technology for bioremediation and treatment of Se wastewaters. But a fraction of biogenic nano-Selenium (nano-Se(b)) formed in bioreactors remains suspended in the treated waters, thus entering the aquatic environment. The present study investigated the toxicity of nano-Se(b) formed by anaerobic granular sludge biofilms on zebrafish embryos in comparison with selenite and chemogenic nano-Se (nano-Se(c)). The nano-Se(b) formed by granular sludge biofilms showed a LC50 value of 1...
January 9, 2017: Nanotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894206/occupational-exposure-limits-for-manufactured-nanomaterials-a-systematic-review
#12
Raluca Mihalache, Jos Verbeek, Halshka Graczyk, Vladimir Murashov, Pieter van Broekhuizen
BACKGROUND: The toxicological properties of manufactured nanomaterials (MNMs) can be different from their bulk-material and uncertainty remains about the adverse health effects they may have on humans. Proposals for OELs have been put forward which can be useful for risk management and workers' protection. We performed a systematic review of proposals for OELs for MNMs to better understand the extent of such proposals, as well as their derivation methods. METHODS: We searched PubMed and Embase with an extensive search string and also assessed the references in the included studies...
January 9, 2017: Nanotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055265/nanomaterial-induced-cell-death-in-pulmonary-and-hepatic-cells-following-exposure-to-three-different-metallic-materials-the-role-of-autophagy-and-apoptosis
#13
Ali Kermanizadeh, Kim Jantzen, Michael B Ward, Jon Ambæk Durhuus, Lene Juel Rasmussen, Steffen Loft, Peter Møller
Autophagy is the catabolic process involving the sequestration of the cytoplasm within double-membrane vesicles, which fuse with lysosomes to form autolysosomes in which autophagic targets are degraded. Since most endocytic routes of nanomaterial uptake converge upon the lysosome and the possibility that autophagy induction by NMs may be an attempt by the cell to self-preserve following the external challenge, this study investigated the role of autophagy following exposure to a panel of widely used metal-based NMs with high toxicity (Ag and ZnO) or low toxicity (TiO2) in a pulmonary (A549) and hepatic (HepG2) cell line...
January 5, 2017: Nanotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055263/digestive-cell-lysosomes-as-main-targets-for-ag-accumulation-and-toxicity-in-marine-mussels-mytilus-galloprovincialis-exposed-to-maltose-stabilised-ag-nanoparticles-of-different-sizes
#14
A Jimeno-Romero, E Bilbao, U Izagirre, M P Cajaraville, I Marigómez, M Soto
Bioavailability and toxicity of maltose-stabilised AgNPs of different sizes (20, 40 and 100 nm) in mussels were compared with bulk and aqueous forms of the metal through a two-tier experimental approach. In the 1(st) tier, mussels were exposed for 3 d to a range of concentrations (0.75, 75, 750 µg Ag/l) in the form of Ag20-Mal, Ag40-Mal, Ag100-Mal, bulk Ag and aqueous Ag (as AgNO3), as well as to the concentrations of maltose used in the formulation of NPs. Mortality, bioaccumulation, tissue and cell distribution and lysosomal responses were investigated...
January 5, 2017: Nanotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055261/sound-understanding-of-environmental-health-and-safety-clinical-and-market-aspects-is-imperative-to-clinical-translation-of-nanomedicines
#15
Matthias Rösslein, Neill Liptrott, Andrew Owen, Patrick Boisseau, Peter Wick, Inge K Herrmann
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January 5, 2017: Nanotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28044465/in-situ-quantification-of-diverse-titanium-dioxide-nanoparticles-unveils-selective-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-dependent-toxicity
#16
Marina Simon, Gladys Saez, Giovanna Muggiolu, Magali Lavenas, Quentin Le Trequesser, Claire Michelet, Guillaume Devès, Philippe Barberet, Eric Chevet, Denis Dupuy, Marie-Hélène Delville, Hervé Seznec
Although titanium dioxide nanoparticles (TiO2 NPs) have been extensively studied, their possible impact on health due to their specific properties supported by their size and geometry, remains to be fully characterized to support risk assessment. To further document NPs biological effects, we investigated the impact of TiO2 NPs morphology on biological outcomes. To this end, TiO2 NPs were synthesized as nanoneedles (NNs), titanate scrolled nanosheets (TNs), gel-sol-based isotropic nanoparticle (INPs) and tested for perturbation of cellular homeostasis (cellular ion content, cell proliferation, stress pathways) in three cell types and compared to the P25...
January 3, 2017: Nanotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28044458/application-of-bayesian-networks-for-hazard-ranking-of-nanomaterials-to-support-human-health-risk-assessment
#17
Hans J P Marvin, Yamine Bouzembrak, Esmée M Janssen, Meike van der Zande, Finbarr Murphy, Barry Sheehan, Martin Mullins, Hans Bouwmeester
In this study a Bayesian Network (BN) was developed for the prediction of the hazard potential and biological effects with the focus on metal- and metal-oxide nanomaterials to support human health risk assessment. The developed BN captures the (inter) relationships between the exposure route, the nanomaterials physicochemical properties, and the ultimate biological effects in a holistic manner and was based on international expert consultation and the scientific literature (e.g. in vitro/in vivo data). The BN was validated with independent data extracted from published studies and the accuracy of the prediction of the nanomaterials hazard potential was 72% and for the biological effect 71%, respectively...
January 3, 2017: Nanotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927091/the-integrated-biomarker-response-a-suitable-tool-to-evaluate-toxicity-of-metal-based-nanoparticles
#18
Simon Devin, Pierre E Buffet, Amélie Châtel, Hanane Perrein-Ettajani, Eugénia Valsami-Jones, Catherine Mouneyrac
Nanotechnology is a much promising field of science and technology with applications in a wide range of areas such as electronics, biomedical applications, energy and cosmetics. Metal-based engineered nanoparticles (ENPs) are common in many technological applications; some of the most common nanoparticles available commercially are silver, gold, copper oxide (CuO), zinc oxide (ZnO) and cadmium sulphide (CdS). The toxicity of metal-based NPs may be either due to their specific physical characteristics as NPs or to the specific toxicity of metals released from NPs under environmental conditions...
December 21, 2016: Nanotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901397/a-systems-toxicology-approach-reveals-the-wnt-mapk-crosstalk-pathway-mediated-reproductive-failure-in-caenorhabditis-elegans-exposed-to-graphene-oxide-go-but-not-to-reduced-graphene-oxide-rgo
#19
Nivedita Chatterjee, Youngho Kim, Jisu Yang, Carlos P Roca, Sang-Woo Joo, Jinhee Choi
The potential hazards of graphene nanomaterials were investigated by exposing the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans to graphene oxide (GO) and reduced graphene oxide (rGO). The underlying mechanisms of the nano-bio interaction were addressed with an integrated systems toxicology approach using global transcriptomics, network-based pathway analysis, and experimental validation of the in-silico-derived hypotheses. Graphene oxide was found to reduce the worms' reproductive health to a greater degree than rGO, but it did not affect survival (24 h endpoint)...
December 20, 2016: Nanotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885867/protein-corona-modulation-of-hepatocyte-uptake-and-molecular-mechanisms-of-gold-nanoparticle-toxicity
#20
Kyoungju Choi, Jim E Riviere, Nancy A Monteiro-Riviere
Protein corona formation over gold nanoparticles (AuNP) can modulate cellular responses by altering AuNP physicochemical properties. The liver plays an essential role in metabolism, detoxification and elimination of xenobiotics and drugs as well as circulating NP clearance. We investigated human hepatic uptake of 40 and 80 nm AuNP with branched polyethylenimine (BPEI), lipoic acid (LA) and polyethylene glycol (PEG) coatings as well as human plasma protein (HP) and human serum albumin (HSA) coronas. AuNP-mediated cytotoxicity, reactive oxygen/reactive nitrogen species (ROS/RNS), and CYP activity in human hepatocytes as well as molecular mechanisms with 40 nm bare and HP BPEI-AuNP were investigated...
December 14, 2016: Nanotoxicology
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