Gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) have been widely studied for biomedical applications, although their safety and potential toxicity in pregnancy remains unknown. The aim of this study is to explore the effect of AuNPs maternal exposure at different gestational ages on fetal survival and development, as well as the potential mechanism of AuNPs affecting embryos and fetuses.
Herein, we tested the capability of solidly supported Gold and Palladium nanoparticles as biorthogonal catalytic converters of prodrugs in a zebrafish U87 glioblastoma xenograft model. Intriguingly, we report that the implantation of Palladium and Gold bead into the zebrafish brain causes a potent anti-tumour responses that leads to U87 cell clearance, fragmentation and increased macrophage.
Uptake of nanoparticles into cells has been shown in vitro and in vivo. However, it is challenging to find suitable methods to identify uptake and determine localization on a whole organism level. Furthermore, methods used to identify nanoparticle uptake have been associated with artefacts induced by sample preparation including staining methods for electron microscopy. This study used.
Application of gold nanoparticles, laser radiation and the generation of plasmonic nanobubbles (including those that caused the damage at cell level) did not compromise the viability of zebrafish. Plasmonic nanobubbles have demonstrated dual and tunable effect: diagnosis through high sensitive optical scattering (more than 10-fold increase relative to that of gold NPs) and therapy through.
Applications of nanomaterials cause a general concern on their toxicity when they intentionally (such as in medicine) or unintentionally (environment exposure) enter into the human body. As a speci.
Gold nanoparticle laser warming of cryopreserved zebrafish embryos. Award Information. Project Summary AbstractLaboratories around the world have produced tens of thousands of distinct zebrafish lines that serve as model organisms for genetic and biomedical research that applies to human genetics and diseasesMaintaining all these valuable genotypes is expensive and beyond the capacity of.
Transparent zebrafish embryos, possessing a high degree of homology to the human genome, offer an economically feasible, medium-througput screening platform for noninvasive real-time assessments of toxicity. Using colloidal silver (cAg) and gold nanoparticles (cAu) in a panoply of sizes (3, 10, 50, and 100 nm) and a semiquantitative scoring system, it is found that cAg produces almost 100%.
For example, disrupted eye development and pigmentation was observed via simple light microscopy following exposure of zebrafish embryos to functionalized gold nanoparticles. In addition, the dose- and time-dependent toxicity of silica NPs was able to be readily gauged by assessing mortality rates ( 28 ) and impacts on the cardiovascular system ( 29 ).