Special Issue "Non-cytotoxic Nanoparticles"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.
Interests: nanoparticles; fluorescence; bio-imaging; sensing; catalysis; photocatalysis
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With the emergence of engineered nanoparticles in a broad range of applications and in several consumer products, toxicological studies have demonstrated that these materials may exhibit complex cytotoxicity depending, among other reasons, on their chemical composition, surface charge states, size and shape, and physicochemical stability.
This Special Issue intends to focus on recently-engineered nanoparticles including semiconductor nanocrystals, iron oxide, graphene, carbon, gold, silver, silica, dendrimers, polymers, etc., exhibiting low toxicity. Synthetic processes, surface modifications, coatings, etc., developed to optimize the design of nanoparticles in view of decreasing their toxicity to biological systems are also of interest.
Prof. Raphaël Schneider
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- synthesis optimization
- surface modification
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Title: Graphene-like layers from carbon black: in vivo toxicity assessment
Authors: M. d'Amora,a Michela Alfè,b Valentina Gargiulo,b and S. Giordani,c*
Affiliation: a, Nano Carbon Materials, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Genoa, Italy b, Institute for Research on Combustion (IRC)-CNR, Naples, Italy c, School of Chemical Sciences, Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland
Abstract: Upcoming soon!
Title: NON-TOXIC SILVER / POLY-1-VINYL-1,2,4-TRIAZOLE NANOCOMPOSITE MATERIALS WITH ANTIBACTERIAL ACTIVITY
Authors: Irina Shurygina
Affiliation: Deputy Director for Science Irkutsk Scientific Center of Surgery and Traumatology D.Sc. in Medicine, Professor
Abstract: Novel silver/poly-1-vinyl-1,2,4-triazole nanocomposite materials, possessing antimicrobial activity against gram-(+), (–)-bacteria and fungi have been synthesized and characterized in the solid state and aqueous solution by complex of complementary physical-chemical methods. TEM-monitoring has revealed the main stages of microbial cell (E coli) destruction by novel nanocomposite. The concept of direct polarized destruction of microbes by nanosilver developed by the authors allows the relationship between physico-chemical and antimicrobial properties of novel nanocomposites. At the same time, the nanocomposite was not toxic to the fibroblast cell culture. Thus, the developed nanocomposite combining antibacterial activity against gram - (+), (-) - bacteria and fungi and the absence of toxic effects on mammalian cells is a promising material for the development of catheters, coatings for medical devices.
Title: A comparative Assessment as Radiosensitizers for cancer by Titanium Peroxide Nanoparticle and Gold Nanoparticles
Authors: Ryohei Sasaki
Affiliation: Division of Radiation Oncology, Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine, Hyogo, Japan
Abstract: Titanium peroxide nanoparticle was originally produced from titanium dioxide nanoparticle and showed excellent reactive oxygen species generation in response to ionizing radiation. Surface coating by polyacrylic acid of the titanium peroxide nanoparticles (PAA-TiOxNPs) showed low toxicity to the body, but excellent radiosensitizing effect to cancers. Here, we evaluated the biological response of the PAA-TiOxNPs with comparison to gold nanoparticles, which is a representative high-atomic-number nanoparticles showing radiation effects through the emission of secondary electrons. Anti-cancer effects were compared by induction of apoptosis, colony forming assay, and immunohistochemistry of the tumor. Biological responses were evaluated by activation of several antioxidant enzymes.
Title: Cytotoxicity of carbon nanomaterials on human lymphatic endothelial cells
Authors: Mahoko Sano, Makoto Izumiya, Katsuya Ueda, Haruka Ishida, Kosuke Konishi, Kaoru Aoki, Naoto Saito, Hisao Haniu
Affiliation: Shinshu University, 3 Chome-1-1 Asahi, Matsumoto, Nagano 390-8621, Japan
Abstract: Upcoming soon~