Cytotoxicity of Photoactive Nanoparticles
This chapter describes the cytotoxicity of photoactive materials (specifically, quantum dots, noble metal nanoparticles (including gold and silver), and fluorescent silica nanoparticles). A thorough representation of in vitro and in vivo toxicity studies is presented. Since the toxicity on photoactive nanomaterials described in this chapter has developed rapidly and has attracted a great amount of interest, it is expected that many novel developments and applications of photoactive nanomaterials will ensue in the near future.
KeywordsSilver Nanoparticles Fluorescent Silica High Cytotoxic Effect Coating Ligand Fluorescent Silica Nanoparticles
- Ag NPs
- Au NPs
Bovine serum albumin
Mitochondrial membrane potential
Reactive oxygen species
- Silica NPs
This work was partially supported by Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh Starter Grant; New Faculty Scholar Awards and Faculty Research Seed Money Awards at the University of North Dakota; and Startup fund from NSF EPSCoR, EPA EPSCoR and BRIN at the University of North Dakota.
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