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  1. Research

    Impact of pulmonary exposure to gold core silver nanoparticles of different size and capping agents on cardiovascular injury

    The uses of engineered nanomaterials have expanded in biomedical technology and consumer manufacturing. Furthermore, pulmonary exposure to various engineered nanomaterials has, likewise, demonstrated the abili...

    Nathan A. Holland, Leslie C. Thompson, Achini K. Vidanapathirana, Rahkee N. Urankar, Robert M. Lust, Timothy R. Fennell and Christopher J. Wingard

    Particle and Fibre Toxicology 2016 13:48

    Published on: 24 August 2016

  2. Research

    Quantification of the cellular dose and characterization of nanoparticle transport during in vitro testing

    The constant increase of the use of nanomaterials in consumer products is making increasingly urgent that standardized and reliable in vitro test methods for toxicity screening be made available to the scienti...

    Grigore Rischitor, Mariantonietta Parracino, Rita La Spina, Patrizia Urbán, Isaac Ojea-Jiménez, Elena Bellido, Andrea Valsesia, Sabrina Gioria, Robin Capomaccio, Agnieszka Kinsner-Ovaskainen, Douglas Gilliland, François Rossi and Pascal Colpo

    Particle and Fibre Toxicology 2016 13:47

    Published on: 24 August 2016

    The Erratum to this article has been published in Particle and Fibre Toxicology 2016 13:66

  3. Research

    Mesothelioma response to carbon nanotubes is associated with an early and selective accumulation of immunosuppressive monocytic cells

    The asbestos-like toxicity of some engineered carbon nanotubes (CNT), notably their capacity to induce mesothelioma, is a serious cause of concern for public health. Here we show that carcinogenic CNT induce a...

    François Huaux, Virginie d’Ursel de Bousies, Marie-Astrid Parent, Micaela Orsi, Francine Uwambayinema, Raynal Devosse, Saloua Ibouraadaten, Yousof Yakoub, Nadtha Panin, Mihaly Palmai-Pallag, Pierre van der Bruggen, Christian Bailly, Riccardo Marega, Etienne Marbaix and Dominique Lison

    Particle and Fibre Toxicology 2016 13:46

    Published on: 23 August 2016

  4. Research

    In vivo biodistribution and physiologically based pharmacokinetic modeling of inhaled fresh and aged cerium oxide nanoparticles in rats

    Cerium oxide (CeO2) nanoparticles used as a diesel fuel additive can be emitted into the ambient air leading to human inhalation. Although biological studies have shown CeO2 nanoparticles can cause adverse health...

    Dingsheng Li, Masako Morishita, James G. Wagner, Mohammad Fatouraie, Margaret Wooldridge, W. Ethan Eagle, James Barres, Ulrika Carlander, Claude Emond and Olivier Jolliet

    Particle and Fibre Toxicology 2016 13:45

    Published on: 20 August 2016

  5. Research

    Long-term exposure to commercially available sunscreens containing nanoparticles of TiO2 and ZnO revealed no biological impact in a hairless mouse model

    The application of sunscreen is a critical component of a sun-safe strategy, however the possibility of unexpected, adverse outcomes resulting from long-term use of sunscreens containing nanoparticles of titan...

    Megan J. Osmond-McLeod, Yalchin Oytam, Anthony Rowe, Fariborz Sobhanmanesh, Gavin Greenoak, Jason Kirby, Elizabeth F. McInnes and Maxine J. McCall

    Particle and Fibre Toxicology 2016 13:44

    Published on: 17 August 2016

  6. Research

    Differential pulmonary effects of CoO and La2O3 metal oxide nanoparticle responses during aerosolized inhalation in mice

    Although classified as metal oxides, cobalt monoxide (CoO) and lanthanum oxide (La2O3) nanoparticles, as representative transition and rare earth oxides, exhibit distinct material properties that may result in di...

    Jennifer D. Sisler, Ruibin Li, Walter McKinney, Robert R. Mercer, Zhaoxia Ji, Tian Xia, Xiang Wang, Justine Shaffer, Marlene Orandle, Amy L. Mihalchik, Lori Battelli, Bean T. Chen, Michael Wolfarth, Michael E. Andrew, Diane Schwegler-Berry, Dale W. Porter…

    Particle and Fibre Toxicology 2016 13:42

    Published on: 15 August 2016

  7. Research

    Development of an integrated approach for comparison of in vitro and in vivo responses to particulate matter

    Association of particulate matter with adverse health effects has been established in epidemiological studies and animal experiments. Epidemiological studies are difficult to undertake while animal studies are...

    Dalibor Breznan, Subramanian Karthikeyan, Marcelle Phaneuf, Prem Kumarathasan, Sabit Cakmak, Michael S. Denison, Jeffrey R. Brook and Renaud Vincent

    Particle and Fibre Toxicology 2016 13:41

    Published on: 12 August 2016

  8. Research

    Maternal exposure to diluted diesel engine exhaust alters placental function and induces intergenerational effects in rabbits

    Airborne pollution is a rising concern in urban areas. Epidemiological studies in humans and animal experiments using rodent models indicate that gestational exposure to airborne pollution, in particular diese...

    Sarah A. Valentino, Anne Tarrade, Josiane Aioun, Eve Mourier, Christophe Richard, Michèle Dahirel, Delphine Rousseau-Ralliard, Natalie Fournier, Marie-Christine Aubrière, Marie-Sylvie Lallemand, Sylvaine Camous, Marine Guinot, Madia Charlier, Etienne Aujean, Hala Al Adhami, Paul H. Fokkens…

    Particle and Fibre Toxicology 2016 13:39

    Published on: 26 July 2016

  9. Research

    Dietary silver nanoparticles can disturb the gut microbiota in mice

    Humans are increasingly exposed via the diet to Ag nanoparticles (NP) used in the food industry. Because of their anti-bacterial activity, ingested Ag NP might disturb the gut microbiota that is essential for ...

    Sybille van den Brule, Jérôme Ambroise, Hélène Lecloux, Clément Levard, Romain Soulas, Pieter-Jan De Temmerman, Mihaly Palmai-Pallag, Etienne Marbaix and Dominique Lison

    Particle and Fibre Toxicology 2016 13:38

    Published on: 8 July 2016

  10. Research

    Epoxy composite dusts with and without carbon nanotubes cause similar pulmonary responses, but differences in liver histology in mice following pulmonary deposition

    The toxicity of dusts from mechanical abrasion of multi-walled carbon nanotube (CNT) epoxy nanocomposites is unknown. We compared the toxic effects of dusts generated by sanding of epoxy composites with and wi...

    Anne Thoustrup Saber, Alicja Mortensen, Józef Szarek, Ismo Kalevi Koponen, Marcus Levin, Nicklas Raun Jacobsen, Maria Elena Pozzebon, Stefano Pozzi Mucelli, David George Rickerby, Kirsten Kling, Rambabu Atluri, Anne Mette Madsen, Petra Jackson, Zdenka Orabi Kyjovska, Ulla Vogel, Keld Alstrup Jensen…

    Particle and Fibre Toxicology 2016 13:37

    Published on: 29 June 2016

  11. Research

    Titanium dioxide nanoparticles induce the expression of early and late receptors for adhesion molecules on monocytes

    There is growing evidence that exposure to titanium dioxide nanoparticles (TiO2 NPs) could be harmful. Previously, we have shown that TiO2 NPs induces endothelial cell dysfunction and damage in glial cells. Consi...

    Cristhiam Rueda-Romero, Guillermina Hernández-Pérez, Pilar Ramos-Godínez, Inés Vázquez-López, Raúl Omar Quintana-Belmares, Elizabeth Huerta-García, Ewa Stepien, Rebeca López-Marure, Angélica Montiel-Dávalos and Ernesto Alfaro-Moreno

    Particle and Fibre Toxicology 2016 13:36

    Published on: 23 June 2016

  12. Research

    No involvement of alveolar macrophages in the initiation of carbon nanoparticle induced acute lung inflammation in mice

    Carbonaceous nanoparticles (CNP) represent a major constituent of urban particulate air pollution, and inhalation of high CNP levels has been described to trigger a pro-inflammatory response of the lung. While...

    Shanze Chen, Renfu Yin, Kathrin Mutze, Youjia Yu, Shinji Takenaka, Melanie Königshoff and Tobias Stoeger

    Particle and Fibre Toxicology 2016 13:33

    Published on: 21 June 2016

  13. Research

    Evaluation of pulmonary and systemic toxicity following lung exposure to graphite nanoplates: a member of the graphene-based nanomaterial family

    Graphene, a monolayer of carbon, is an engineered nanomaterial (ENM) with physical and chemical properties that may offer application advantages over other carbonaceous ENMs, such as carbon nanotubes (CNT). Th...

    Jenny R. Roberts, Robert R. Mercer, Aleksandr B. Stefaniak, Mohindar S. Seehra, Usha K. Geddam, Ishrat S. Chaudhuri, Angelos Kyrlidis, Vamsi K. Kodali, Tina Sager, Allison Kenyon, Suzan A. Bilgesu, Tracy Eye, James F. Scabilloni, Stephen S. Leonard, Natalie R. Fix, Diane Schwegler-Berry…

    Particle and Fibre Toxicology 2016 13:34

    Published on: 21 June 2016

  14. Research

    Revisiting the paradigm of silica pathogenicity with synthetic quartz crystals: the role of crystallinity and surface disorder

    Exposure to some - but not all - quartz particles is associated to silicosis, lung cancer and autoimmune diseases. What imparts pathogenicity to any single quartz source is however still unclear. Crystallinity...

    Francesco Turci, Cristina Pavan, Riccardo Leinardi, Maura Tomatis, Linda Pastero, David Garry, Sergio Anguissola, Dominique Lison and Bice Fubini

    Particle and Fibre Toxicology 2016 13:32

    Published on: 10 June 2016

  15. Research

    Increase in oxidative stress levels following welding fume inhalation: a controlled human exposure study

    Tungsten inert gas (TIG) welding represents one of the most widely used metal joining processes in industry. It has been shown to generate a large majority of particles at the nanoscale and to have low mass em...

    Halshka Graczyk, Nastassja Lewinski, Jiayuan Zhao, Jean-Jacques Sauvain, Guillaume Suarez, Pascal Wild, Brigitta Danuser and Michael Riediker

    Particle and Fibre Toxicology 2016 13:31

    Published on: 10 June 2016

  16. Research

    Nickel oxide nanoparticles can recruit eosinophils in the lungs of rats by the direct release of intracellular eotaxin

    Instillation of highly soluble nanoparticles (NPs) into the lungs of rodents can cause acute eosinophilia without any previous sensitizations by the role of dissolved ions. However, whether gradually dissolvin...

    Seonghan Lee, Sung-Hyun Hwang, Jiyoung Jeong, Youngju Han, Sung-Hyun Kim, Dong-Keon Lee, Hae-Suk Lee, Seung-Tae Chung, Jayoung Jeong, Changhyun Roh, Yun Seok Huh and Wan-Seob Cho

    Particle and Fibre Toxicology 2016 13:30

    Published on: 9 June 2016

  17. Research

    Atomic layer deposition coating of carbon nanotubes with zinc oxide causes acute phase immune responses in human monocytes in vitro and in mice after pulmonary exposure

    Atomic layer deposition (ALD) is a method for applying conformal nanoscale coatings on three-dimensional structures. We hypothesized that surface functionalization of multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) wit...

    Erinn C. Dandley, Alexia J. Taylor, Katherine S. Duke, Mark D. Ihrie, Kelly A. Shipkowski, Gregory N. Parsons and James C. Bonner

    Particle and Fibre Toxicology 2016 13:29

    Published on: 8 June 2016

  18. Research

    Gender differences in murine pulmonary responses elicited by cellulose nanocrystals

    Cellulose-based materials have been used for centuries to manufacture different goods derived from forestry and agricultural sources. In the growing field of nanocellulose applications, its uniquely engineered...

    Anna A. Shvedova, Elena R. Kisin, Naveena Yanamala, Mariana T. Farcas, Autumn L. Menas, Andrew Williams, Philip M. Fournier, Jeffrey S. Reynolds, Dmitriy W. Gutkin, Alexander Star, Richard S. Reiner, Sabina Halappanavar and Valerian E. Kagan

    Particle and Fibre Toxicology 2016 13:28

    Published on: 8 June 2016

  19. Research

    Multi-walled carbon nanotubes directly induce epithelial-mesenchymal transition in human bronchial epithelial cells via the TGF-β-mediated Akt/GSK-3β/SNAIL-1 signalling pathway

    Multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNT) are currently under intense toxicological investigation due to concern on their potential health effects. Current in vitro and in vivo data indicate that MWCNT exposure is...

    Manuela Polimeni, Giulia Rossana Gulino, Elena Gazzano, Joanna Kopecka, Arianna Marucco, Ivana Fenoglio, Federico Cesano, Luisa Campagnolo, Andrea Magrini, Antonio Pietroiusti, Dario Ghigo and Elisabetta Aldieri

    Particle and Fibre Toxicology 2016 13:27

    Published on: 1 June 2016

  20. Research

    Effects of urban fine particulate matter and ozone on HDL functionality

    Exposures to ambient particulate matter (PM) are associated with increased morbidity and mortality. PM2.5 (<2.5 μm) and ozone exposures have been shown to associate with carotid intima media thickness in humans. ...

    Gajalakshmi Ramanathan, Fen Yin, Mary Speck, Chi-hong Tseng, Jeffrey R. Brook, Frances Silverman, Bruce Urch, Robert D. Brook and Jesus A. Araujo

    Particle and Fibre Toxicology 2016 13:26

    Published on: 24 May 2016

  21. Research

    Meta-analysis of transcriptomic responses as a means to identify pulmonary disease outcomes for engineered nanomaterials

    The increasing use of engineered nanomaterials (ENMs) of varying physical and chemical characteristics poses a great challenge for screening and assessing the potential pathology induced by these materials, ne...

    Jake Nikota, Andrew Williams, Carole L. Yauk, Håkan Wallin, Ulla Vogel and Sabina Halappanavar

    Particle and Fibre Toxicology 2016 13:25

    Published on: 11 May 2016

  22. Short report

    Diesel exposure suppresses natural killer cell function and resolution of eosinophil inflammation: a randomized controlled trial of exposure in allergic rhinitics

    Exposure to diesel exhaust (DE) is known to exacerbate allergic inflammation, including virus-induced eosinophil activation in laboratory animals. We have previously shown that in human volunteers with allergi...

    Erica A. Pawlak, Terry L. Noah, Haibo Zhou, Claire Chehrazi, Carole Robinette, David Diaz-Sanchez, Loretta Müller and Ilona Jaspers

    Particle and Fibre Toxicology 2016 13:24

    Published on: 6 May 2016

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