Enhancement of Effects of Chitosan and Nanoparticles on Pancreatic Cancer Cells by Combination Treatments with the Anti-Cancer Drug Adriamycin

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Because of chitosan’s roles in biomedical applications, this study investigated the effects of chitosan, chitosan in combination with silver or gold nanoparticles, and chitosan with nanoparticles and Adriamycin, Methotrexate or Cisplatin on human PANC-1 pancreatic [...]

Fluorescent quantum dot as model imaging probe for studying plant uptake, systemic mobility, localization in plant tissue and potential fate of ultra-small nanoparticles

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Semiconductor fluorescent quantum dots (Qdots) are popularly used as bioimaging taggants in live cell imaging and spectroscopy. In recent years, Qdots taggants are emerging in agricultural applications. Studies are primarily focused on nanotoxicity of ultra-small [...]

Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles Induced Apoptosis and Necrosis in Human Neuroblastoma and Astrocytoma Cells

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Because of their escalating uses in industrial and biomedical applications, humans are increasing exposed to nanoparticles in occupational and other environmental settings. However, the environmental safety and health impact of such particles have not been [...]

Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles Induced Apoptosis and Necrosis in Hepatocellular Carcinoma HepG2 Cells

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Targeted drug delivery systems with minimal potential adverse/side effects are gaining utility in diverse applications. Uses of nanomaterials to design such targeted drug delivery are escalating exponentially. Nevertheless, the biocompatibility of nanomaterials is inadequately addressed. [...]