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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326861/cutaneous-applied-nano-zno-reduce-the-ability-of-hair-follicle-stem-cells-to-differentiate
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Wei Ge, Yong Zhao, Fang-Nong Lai, Jing-Cai Liu, Yuan-Chao Sun, Jun-Jie Wang, Shun-Feng Cheng, Xi-Feng Zhang, Li-Lan Sun, Lan Li, Paul W Dyce, Wei Shen
The ability of metal oxide nanoparticles to penetrate the skin has aroused a great deal of interest during the past decade due to concerns over the safety of topically applied sunscreens that contain physical UV-resistant metal particles, such as nano-Zinc oxide (nZnO). Previous studies demonstrate that metal oxide nanoparticles accumulate in skin furrows and hair follicles following topical application while little is known about the consequence of these nanoparticles on skin homeostasis. The current investigation tested the effects of nZnO (0...
March 22, 2017: Nanotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318347/teratogenic-hazard-of-bpei-coated-silver-nanoparticles-to-xenopus-laevis
#2
Anita Colombo, Melissa Saibene, Elisa Moschini, Patrizia Bonfanti, Maddalena Collini, Kaja Kasemets, Paride Mantecca
Silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) are among the most exploited antimicrobial agents and are used in many consumer products. Size and surface reactivity are critical physico-chemical properties responsible for NPs toxicity, and surface coatings, often used to functionalize or stabilize AgNPs, can influence their toxic profile and biocompatibility. In the current study the developmental toxicity of 1) negatively charged citrate-coated AgNPs (Cit-AgNPs), 2) positively charged branched polyethylenimine-coated AgNPs (BPEI-AgNPs), and 3) Ag(+) (from 0...
March 20, 2017: Nanotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303735/what-can-nanosafety-learn-from-drug-development-the-feasibility-of-safety-by-design
#3
Rune Hjorth, Lilian van Hove, Fern Wickson
"Safety by design" (SbD) is an intuitively appealing concept that is on the rise within nanotoxicology and nanosafety research, as well as within nanotechnology research policy. It leans on principles established within drug discovery and development (DDD) and seeks to address safety early, as well as throughout product development. However, it remains unclear what the concept of SbD exactly entails for engineered nanomaterials (ENMs) or how it is envisioned to be implemented. Here, we review the concept as it is emerging in European research and compare its resemblance with the safety testing and assessment practices in DDD...
March 17, 2017: Nanotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281851/antibacterial-activity-and-biofilm-inhibition-by-surface-modified-titanium-alloy-medical-implants-following-application-of-silver-titanium-dioxide-and-hydroxyapatite-nanocoatings
#4
A Besinis, S D Hadi, H R Le, C Tredwin, R D Handy
One of the most common causes of implant failure is peri-implantitis, which is caused by bacterial biofilm formation on the surfaces of dental implants. Modification of the surface nanotopography has been suggested to affect bacterial adherence to implants. Silver nanoparticles are also known for their antibacterial properties. In this study, titanium alloy implants were surface modified following silver plating, anodisation and sintering techniques to create a combination of silver, titanium dioxide and hydroxyapatite (HA) nanocoatings...
March 17, 2017: Nanotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301273/a-cross-sectional-study-of-changes-in-markers-of-immunological-effects-and-lung-health-due-to-exposure-to-multi-walled-carbon-nanotubes
#5
Jelle Vlaanderen, Anjoeka Pronk, Nathaniel Rothman, Allan Hildesheim, Debra Silverman, H Dean Hosgood, Suzanne Spaan, Eelco Kuijpers, Lode Godderis, Peter Hoet, Qing Lan, Roel Vermeulen
Background Multi Wall Carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) are manufactured nanomaterials to which workers and the general population will be increasingly exposed in coming years. Little is known about potential human health effects of exposure to MWCNTs, but effects on the lung and the immune system have been reported in animal and mechanistic studies. Objectives We conducted a cross-sectional study to assess the association between occupational exposure to MWCNTs and effects on lung health and the immune system. Methods We assessed fifty-one immune markers and three pneumoproteins in serum, complete blood cell counts (CBC), fractional exhaled nitric oxide (FENO), and lung function among twenty-two workers of a MWCNT producing facility and thirty-nine age- and gender-matched, unexposed controls...
March 16, 2017: Nanotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290735/quantitative-biokinetics-of-titanium-dioxide-nanoparticles-after-intratracheal-instillation-in-rats-part-3
#6
Wolfgang G Kreyling, Uwe Holzwarth, Nadine Haberl, Jan Kozempel, Alexander Wenk, Stephanie Hirn, Carsten Schleh, Martin Schäffler, Jens Lipka, Manuela Semmler-Behnke, Neil Gibson
The biokinetics of a size-selected fraction (70nm median size) of commercially available and (48)V-radiolabeled [(48)V]TiO2 nanoparticles has been investigated in healthy adult female Wistar-Kyoto rats at retention time-points of 1h, 4h, 24h, 7d and 28d after intratracheal instillation of a single dose of an aqueous [(48)V]TiO2-nanoparticle suspension. A completely balanced quantitative biodistribution in all organs and tissues was obtained by applying typical [(48)V]TiO2-nanoparticle doses in the range of 40-240 μg·kg(-1) bodyweight and making use of the high sensitivity of the radiotracer technique...
March 14, 2017: Nanotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290734/quantitative-biokinetics-of-titanium-dioxide-nanoparticles-after-oral-application-in-rats-part-2
#7
Wolfgang G Kreyling, Uwe Holzwarth, Carsten Schleh, Ján Kozempel, Alexander Wenk, Nadine Haberl, Stephanie Hirn, Martin Schäffler, Jens Lipka, Manuela Semmler-Behnke, Neil Gibson
The biokinetics of a size-selected fraction (70nm median size) of commercially available and (48)V-radiolabeled [(48)V]TiO2 nanoparticles has been investigated in female Wistar-Kyoto rats at retention timepoints 1h, 4h, 24h and 7days after oral application of a single dose of an aqueous [(48)V]TiO2-nanoparticle suspension by intra-esophageal instillation. A completely balanced quantitative body clearance and biokinetics in all organs and tissues was obtained by applying typical [(48)V]TiO2-nanoparticle doses in the range of 30-80 μg•kg(-1) bodyweight, making use of the high sensitivity of the radiotracer technique...
March 14, 2017: Nanotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290717/quantitative-biokinetics-of-titanium-dioxide-nanoparticles-after-intravenous-injection-in-rats-part-1
#8
Wolfgang G Kreyling, Uwe Holzwarth, Nadine Haberl, Ján Kozempel, Stephanie Hirn, Alexander Wenk, Carsten Schleh, Martin Schäffler, Jens Lipka, Manuela Semmler-Behnke, Neil Gibson
Submicrometer TiO2 particles, including nanoparticulate fractions, are used in an increasing variety of consumer products, as food additives and drug delivery applications are envisaged. Beyond exposure of occupational groups this entails an exposure risk to the public. However, nanoparticle translocation from the organ of intake and potential accumulation in secondary organs is poorly understood and in many investigations excessive doses are applied. The present study investigates the biokinetics and clearance of a low single dose (typically 40-400 µg/kg BW) of (48)V-radiolabeled, pure TiO2 anatase nanoparticles ([(48)V]TiO2NP) with a median aggregate/agglomerate size of 70 nm in aqueous suspension after intravenous injection into female Wistar rats...
March 14, 2017: Nanotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285566/involvement-of-the-cytokine-ido1-ahr-loop-in-zinc-oxide-nanoparticle-induced-acute-pulmonary-inflammation
#9
Chia-Chi Ho, Hui-Ling Lee, Chao-Yu Chen, Yueh-Hsia Luo, Ming-Hsien Tsai, Hui-Ti Tsai, Pinpin Lin
Zinc oxide nanoparticles (ZnONPs) are widely used in our daily life, such as in sunscreens and electronic nanodevices. However, pulmonary exposure to ZnONPs causes acute pulmonary inflammation, which is considered as an initial event for various respiratory diseases. Thus, elucidation of the underlying cellular mechanisms of ZnONPs can help us in predicting their potential effects in respiratory diseases. In this study, we observed that ZnONPs increased proinflammatory cytokines, accompanied with an increased expression of aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR) and its downstream target cytochrome P450 1A1 (CYP1A1) in macrophages in vitro and in mouse lung epithelia in vivo...
March 13, 2017: Nanotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285553/carbon-nanopowder-acts-as-a-trojan-horse-for-benzo-%C3%AE-pyrene-in-danio-rerio-embryos
#10
A Binelli, L Del Giacco, N Santo, L Bini, S Magni, M Parolini, L Madaschi, A Ghilardi, D Maggioni, M Ascagni, A Armini, L Prosperi, C Landi, C La Porta, C Della Torre
Carbon-based nanoparticles are largely distributed worldwide due to fossil fuel combustion and their presence in many consumer products. In addition to their proven toxicological effects in several biological models, attention in recent years has focused on the role played by carbon-based nanoparticles as Trojan-horse carriers for adsorbed environmental pollutants. This role has not been conclusively determined to date because carbon-based nanoparticles can decrease the bioavailability of contaminants or represent an additional source of intake...
March 13, 2017: Nanotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277982/mapping-differential-cellular-protein-response-of-mouse-alveolar-epithelial-cells-to-multi-walled-carbon-nanotubes-as-a-function-of-atomic-layer-deposition-coating
#11
Gina M Hilton, Alexia J Taylor, Salik Hussain, Erinn C Dandley, Emily H Griffith, Stavros Garantziotis, Gregory N Parsons, James C Bonner, Michael S Bereman
Carbon nanotubes (CNTs), a prototypical engineered nanomaterial, have been increasingly manufactured for a variety of novel applications over the past two decades. However, since CNTs possess fiber-like shape and cause pulmonary fibrosis in rodents, there is concern that mass production of CNTs will lead to occupational exposure and associated pulmonary diseases. The aim of this study was to use contemporary proteomics to investigate the mechanisms of cellular response in E10 mouse alveolar epithelial cells in vitro after exposure to multi-walled CNTs (MWCNTs) that were functionalized by atomic layer deposition (ALD)...
March 13, 2017: Nanotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287003/non-specific-adsorption-of-complement-proteins-affects-complement-activation-pathways-of-gold-nanomaterials
#12
Quang Huy Quach, James Chen Yong Kah
The complement system is a key humoral component of innate immunity, serving as the first line of defense against intruders, including foreign synthetic nanomaterials. Although gold nanomaterials (AuNMs) are widely used in nanomedicine, their immunological response is not well understood. Using AuNMs of three shapes commonly used in biomedical applications: spherical gold nanoparticles, gold nanostars and gold nanorods, we demonstrated that AuNMs activated whole complement system, leading to the formation of SC5b-9 complex...
March 11, 2017: Nanotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286999/an-assessment-of-the-importance-ofexposure-routes-to-the-uptake-and-internal-localisation-of-fluorescent-nanoparticles-in-zebrafish-danio-rerio-using-light-sheet-microscopy
#13
L M Skjolding, G Ašmonaitė, R I Jølck, T L Andresen, H Selck, A Baun, J Sturve
A major challenge in nanoecotoxicology is finding suitable methods to determine the uptake and localisation of nanoparticles on a whole-organism level. Some uptake methods have been associated with artefacts induced by sample preparation, including staining for electron microscopy. This study used light sheet microscopy (LSM) to define the uptake and localisation of fluorescently labelled nanoparticles in living organisms with minimal sample preparation. Zebrafish (Danio rerio) were exposed to fluorescent gold nanoparticles (Au NPs) and fluorescent polystyrene NPs via aqueous or dietary exposure...
March 11, 2017: Nanotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277981/multi-target-qstr-modeling-for-simultaneous-prediction-of-multiple-toxicity-endpoints-of-nano-metal-oxides
#14
Nikita Basant, Shikha Gupta
The metal oxide nanoparticles (MeONPs) due to their unique physico-chemical properties have widely been used in different products. Current studies have established toxicity of some NPs to human and environment, hence, imply for their comprehensive safety assessment. Here, the potential of using a multi-target QSTR modeling for simultaneous prediction of multiple toxicity endpoints of various MeONPs has been investigated. A multi-target QSTR model has been established using four different experimental toxicity data sets of MeONPs...
March 3, 2017: Nanotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024451/weathering-in-soil-increases-nanoparticle-cuo-bioaccumulation-within-a-terrestrial-food-chain
#15
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
#16
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
#17
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/28044465/in-situ-quantification-of-diverse-titanium-dioxide-nanoparticles-unveils-selective-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-dependent-toxicity
#18
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
#19
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/28248594/dissecting-common-and-divergent-molecular-pathways-elicited-by-cdse-zns-quantum-dots-in-freshwater-and-marine-sentinel-invertebrates
#20
Alfredo Ambrosone, Modi Roopin, Beatriz Pelaz, Abuelmagd M Abdelmonem, Lisa-Maria Ackermann, Lucia Mattera, Mariateresa Allocca, Angela Tino, Markus Klapper, Wolfgang J Parak, Oren Levy, Claudia Tortiglione
Water ecosystems represent main targets of unintentional contamination of nanomaterials, due to industrial waste or other anthropogenic activities. Nanoparticle insult to living organisms may occur in a sequential way, first by chemical interactions of the material with the target membrane, then by progressive internalisation and interaction with cellular structures and organelles. These events trigger a signal transduction, through which cells modulate molecular pathway in order to respond and survive to the external elicitation...
March 2017: Nanotoxicology
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