Over the last decade there has been a significant increase in the use of nanoparticles and nanomaterials in a wide range of applications but exactly how do these materials interact with humans? Since Toxicology Research was launched we have published a number of articles in this area and I thought I would highlight just some of them. All of these articles are free to access and if you like what you read why not submit your next research article to Toxicology Research?
A comparative study of cellular uptake and cytotoxicity of multi-walled carbon nanotubes, graphene oxide, and nanodiamond
Xiaoyong Zhang, Wenbing Hu, Jing Li, Lei Tao and Yen Wei, Toxicol. Res., 2012, 1, 62-68, DOI: 10.1039/C2TX20006F
Bioavailability and preliminary toxicity evaluations of alumina nanoparticles in vivo after oral exposure
Sheng-Tao Yang, Tiancheng Wang, Erya Dong, Xin-Xin Chen, Kun Xiang, Jia-Hui Liu, Yuanfang Liu and Haifang Wang, Toxicol. Res., 2012, 1, 69-74, DOI: 10.1039/C2TX20008B
A comparative cytotoxicity study of TiO2 nanoparticles under light and dark conditions at low exposure concentrations
Swayamprava Dalai, Sunandan Pakrashi, R. S. Suresh Kumar, N. Chandrasekaran and Amitava Mukherjee, Toxicol. Res., 2012, 1, 116-130, DOI: 10.1039/C2TX00012A
Evaluation of copper iodide and copper phosphate nanoparticles for their potential cytotoxic effect
Dipranjan Laha, Debalina Bhattacharya, Arindam Pramanik, Chitta Ranjan Santra, Panchanan Pramanik and Parimal Karmakar, Toxicol. Res., 2012, 1, 131-136, DOI: 10.1039/C2TX00009A
Toxicity of nano zinc oxide to mitochondria
Jia-han Li, Xiao-rong Liu, Yue Zhang, Fang-fang Tian, Guang-yuan Zhao, Qiu-li-yang Yu, Feng-lei Jiang and Yi Liu, Toxicol. Res., 2012, 1, 137-144, DOI: 10.1039/C2TX20016C
Estimation of human equivalent exposure from rat inhalation toxicity study of silver nanoparticles using multi-path particle dosimetry model
Jun Ho Ji and Il Je Yu, Toxicol. Res., 2012, 1, 206-210, DOI: 10.1039/C2TX20029E
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