Special Issue "From Basic Research to New Tools and Challenges for the Genotoxicity Testing of Nanomaterials"
A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (18 June 2020).
A printed edition of this Special Issue is available here.
Interests: toxicology; DNA damage; food contaminants
This Special Issue is open to contributions presenting studies on the genotoxicity of nanomaterials. The human population is exposed to a broad diversity of nanomaterials either manufactured or found naturally. Issues are regularly faced when addressing risk assessments for nanomaterials, and their increasing use in consumer products raises public health concerns. Although tremendous data have been published or provided during collaborative funded projects, conclusions on the genotoxicity of well-known nanomaterials are controversial, the key drivers involved in the genotoxic response of nanomaterials are still unclear, as are the underlying mechanisms. Moreover, the assay conditions for genotoxicity testing are still debated.
Papers reporting on the following are welcome: i) the role of the physico-chemical characteristics of nanomaterials (shape, size, protein corona, coating) including modifications occurring throughout their lifecycle as part of the genotoxic response; ii) investigation of the interference with in vitro genotoxicity assays including improved protocols or new methods to overcome this interference; iii) conditions for genotoxicity testing including the cell line(s) to be used, maximum dose/concentration and the method of nanomaterial dispersion; iv) proposals for nanomaterial reference controls; and finally v) the development of new tools as well as new approaches (grouping, ranking, safe(r)-by-design, read-across, etc.) to improve and facilitate genotoxicity testing.
Dr. Valérie FESSARD
Dr. Fabrice Nesslany
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- in vitro and in vivo genotoxicity
- DNA damage
- mechanism of action
- reference material
- new tools
- physico-chemical drivers of genotoxicity
- conditions of genotoxicity assays