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Title: Size of TiO2 nanoparticles influences their phototoxicity : an in vitro investigation
Authors: Xiong, Sijing
George, Saji
Ji, Zhaoxia
Lin, Sijie
Yu, Haiyang
Damoiseaux, Robert
France, Bryan
Ng, Kee Woei
Loo, Say Chye Joachim
Keywords: DRNTU::Engineering::Materials
Issue Date: 2012
Source: Xiong, S., George, S., Ji, Z., Lin, S., Yu, H., Damoiseaux, R., et al. (2012). Size of TiO2 nanoparticles influences their phototoxicity : an in vitro investigation. Archives of toxicology, 87(1), 99-109.
Series/Report no.: Archives of toxicology
Abstract: To uncover the size influence of TiO2 nanoparticles on their potential toxicity, the cytotoxicity of different-sized TiO2 nanoparticles with and without photoactivation was tested. It was demonstrated that without photoactivation, TiO2 nanoparticles were inert up to 100 μg/ml. On the contrary, with photoactivation, the toxicity of TiO2 nanoparticles significantly increased, which correlated well with the specific surface area of the particles. Our results also suggest that the generation of hydroxyl radicals and reactive oxygen species (ROS)-mediated damage to the surface-adsorbed biomolecules could be the two major reasons for the cytotoxicity of TiO2 nanoparticles after photoactivation. Higher ROS generation from smaller particles was detected under both biotic and abiotic conditions. Smaller particles could adsorb more proteins, which was confirmed by thermogravimetric analysis. To further investigate the influence of the generation of hydroxyl radicals and adsorption of protein, poly (ethylene-alt-maleic anhydride) (PEMA) and chitosan were used to coat TiO2 nanoparticles. The results confirmed that surface coating of TiO2 nanoparticles could reduce such toxicity after photoactivation, by hindering adsorption of biomolecules and generation of hydroxyl radical (·OH) during photoactivation.
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10356/99799
http://hdl.handle.net/10220/17373
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00204-012-0912-5
Rights: © 2012 Springer-Verlag. This is the author created version of a work that has been peer reviewed and accepted for publication by Archives of Toxicology, Springer-Verlag. It incorporates referee’s comments but changes resulting from the publishing process, such as copyediting, structural formatting, may not be reflected in this document. The published version is available at: [http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00204-012-0912-5].
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