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Nanomaterials and Oxidative Stress

Materials Measurement Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology, 100 Bureau Dr., Gaithersburg, MD 20899, USA
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Challenges 2018, 9(1), 17; https://doi.org/10.3390/challe9010017
Received: 1 March 2018 / Revised: 30 March 2018 / Accepted: 1 April 2018 / Published: 3 April 2018
With the rapid development of new nanomaterials, it was recognized early that together with their beneficial properties, nanomaterials may pose a risk to human health and the environment. Evidence has accumulated over the last twenty years in support of oxidative stress as a broad mechanistic concept to explain the interaction of engineered nanoparticles with biological substances. As oxidative stress as a physiological response was recognized in redox biology, its wide-ranging use in nanotoxicology has exposed new challenges and limitations. In this commentary, we review certain oxidative stress concepts and their relevance to nanotoxicology. View Full-Text
Keywords: oxidative stress; redox potential; nanotoxicology; measurement; nanoparticles oxidative stress; redox potential; nanotoxicology; measurement; nanoparticles
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Reipa, V.; Atha, D.H. Nanomaterials and Oxidative Stress. Challenges 2018, 9, 17.

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