Special Issue "Nanotoxicology"

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A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2012)

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Andrea Haase
Bundesinstitut für Risikobewertung, Max-Dohrn-Strasse 8-10, 10589 Berlin, Germany
E-Mail: andrea.haase@bfr.bund.de
Phone: +49 030 8412 3423
Fax: +49 030 8412 3763
Interests: metal and metal oxide nanoparticles; nanotoxicity of metal/metal oxide nanoparticles; oxidative stress; protein modifications by oxidative stress; proteomics; neurotoxicity; in vitro assays; visualisation methods for nanoparticles in biological material; in situ analtics for nanoparticles; nanoparticle protein corona

Guest Editor
Dr. Yuewei Zhao
DNA lab, Bio-Synthesis, Inc, 612 E Main street, Lewisville, TX 75057, USA
E-Mail: yuewei@biosyn.com
Phone: +1 972 420 8505 (ext:127)
Fax: +1 972 420 0442
Interests: xenobiotic phototoxicity; hepatotoxicity and tumorigenicity; DNA or protein adducts; synthesis & characterization DNA/RNA/LNA/PNA; PDT (Photodynamic therapy); cyclodextrins

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Investigation of the toxicity of nanomaterials is defined as “nanotoxicology”, which came into being with the occurrence of term “nanomaterial”. Compared to their large counterparts, nanoparticles (< 100 nm) have higher chemical reactivity and bioactivity, better solubility, readiness to gain entry to biological membrane and human body, due to their quantum size effects and surface area to volume ratios. Some nanoparticles, naturally and non-naturally occurring, are known to be dangerous to human or environment and cause pathogenic effects such as oxidative stress, overload of body's phagocytes, inflammation, damages to protein and DNA, DNA mutation. Along with the worldwide development and application of nanomaterials, the concern of nanoparticles to human health safety is mounting. However, there is no authority to regulate nanoparticles to date because of the diversity and structural complexity of nanomaterials.

In this special issue, we focus on the deleterious biological effects of nanomaterials (i.e. nano-C60, carbon nanotubes, nanoparticles of metal and metaloxides, nanoparticles dispersing in atmosphere, lab-prepared functionalized nanoparticles). This issue invites papers ranging from cell toxicity, hepatotoxicity, pneumotoxicity, neurotoxicity, genotoxicity, immunogenicity to the occupation and population as well as controlled clinical study of nanoparticles.

Dr. Andrea Haase
Dr. Yuewei Zhao
Guest Editors

Keywords

  • ROS generation
  • DNA mutation
  • immunogenicity
  • neurotoxicity
  • Nano-C60
  • environmental toxicology
  • carbon nanotube
  • metaloxides

Published Papers (6 papers)

by , , ,  and
Materials 2012, 5(9), 1560-1580; doi:10.3390/ma5091560
Received: 20 June 2012; in revised form: 20 August 2012 / Accepted: 27 August 2012 / Published: 3 September 2012
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by , , , ,  and
Materials 2012, 5(10), 1873-1889; doi:10.3390/ma5101873
Received: 3 August 2012; in revised form: 17 September 2012 / Accepted: 10 October 2012 / Published: 16 October 2012
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by , , , , , , , , , , , , ,  and
Materials 2012, 5(12), 2833-2849; doi:10.3390/ma5122833
Received: 3 September 2012; in revised form: 9 November 2012 / Accepted: 11 December 2012 / Published: 13 December 2012
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by , , ,  and
Materials 2012, 5(12), 2850-2871; doi:10.3390/ma5122850
Received: 1 August 2012; in revised form: 24 September 2012 / Accepted: 3 December 2012 / Published: 13 December 2012
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by , , , , , , ,  and
Materials 2013, 6(3), 1090-1117; doi:10.3390/ma6031090
Received: 11 January 2013; in revised form: 21 February 2013 / Accepted: 28 February 2013 / Published: 20 March 2013
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by , , ,  and
Materials 2013, 6(6), 2295-2350; doi:10.3390/ma6062295
Received: 29 April 2013; Accepted: 22 May 2013 / Published: 5 June 2013
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Last update: 27 February 2014

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