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3 Biotech     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Advanced Biomedical Research     Open Access  
Advances in Bioscience and Biotechnology     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
Advances in Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Advances in Regenerative Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
African Journal of Biotechnology     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Algal Research     Partially Free   (Followers: 11)
American Journal of Biochemistry and Biotechnology     Open Access   (Followers: 66)
American Journal of Bioinformatics Research     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
American Journal of Polymer Science     Open Access   (Followers: 32)
Anadolu University Journal of Science and Technology : C Life Sciences and Biotechnology     Open Access  
Animal Biotechnology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Annales des Sciences Agronomiques     Full-text available via subscription  
Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 43)
Applied Biosafety     Hybrid Journal  
Applied Food Biotechnology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 64)
Applied Mycology and Biotechnology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Arthroplasty Today     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine and Biotechnology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Asia Pacific Biotech News     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Asian Journal of Biotechnology     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Biomedicine     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Australasian Biotechnology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Banat's Journal of Biotechnology     Open Access  
BBR : Biochemistry and Biotechnology Reports     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Beitr?ge zur Tabakforschung International/Contributions to Tobacco Research     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Bio-Algorithms and Med-Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Bio-Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Bioactive Materials     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Biocybernetics and Biological Engineering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Bioethics UPdate     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Biofuels     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Biofuels Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Biological & Pharmaceutical Bulletin     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Biological Cybernetics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Biomarkers and Genomic Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Biomarkers in Drug Development     Partially Free   (Followers: 1)
Biomaterials Research     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
BioMed Research International     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Biomédica     Open Access  
Biomedical and Biotechnology Research Journal     Open Access  
Biomedical Engineering Research     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Biomedical Glasses     Open Access  
Biomedical Reports     Full-text available via subscription  
BioMedicine     Open Access  
Biomedika     Open Access  
Bioprinting     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Bioresource Technology Reports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Biosensors Journal     Open Access  
Biosimilars     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Biosurface and Biotribology     Open Access  
Biotechnic and Histochemistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
BioTechniques : The International Journal of Life Science Methods     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 28)
Biotechnologia Acta     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Biotechnologie, Agronomie, Société et Environnement     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Biotechnology     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Biotechnology & Biotechnological Equipment     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Biotechnology Advances     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33)
Biotechnology and Applied Biochemistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 44)
Biotechnology and Bioengineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 154)
Biotechnology and Bioprocess Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Biotechnology and Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Biotechnology and Molecular Biology Reviews     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Biotechnology Annual Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Biotechnology for Biofuels     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Biotechnology Frontier     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Biotechnology Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Biotechnology Law Report     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Biotechnology Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 34)
Biotechnology Progress     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 40)
Biotechnology Reports     Open Access  
Biotechnology Research International     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Biotechnology Techniques     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Biotecnología Aplicada     Open Access  
Bioteknologi (Biotechnological Studies)     Open Access  
BIOTIK : Jurnal Ilmiah Biologi Teknologi dan Kependidikan     Open Access  
Biotribology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
BMC Biotechnology     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
Cell Biology and Development     Open Access  
Chinese Journal of Agricultural Biotechnology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Communications in Mathematical Biology and Neuroscience     Open Access  
Computational and Structural Biotechnology Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Copernican Letters     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Critical Reviews in Biotechnology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Crop Breeding and Applied Biotechnology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Current Bionanotechnology     Hybrid Journal  
Current Biotechnology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Current Opinion in Biomedical Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Current Opinion in Biotechnology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 56)
Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Current Research in Bioinformatics     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Current Trends in Biotechnology and Chemical Research     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Current trends in Biotechnology and Pharmacy     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
EBioMedicine     Open Access  
Electronic Journal of Biotechnology     Open Access  
Entomologia Generalis     Full-text available via subscription  
Environmental Science : Processes & Impacts     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Experimental Biology and Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Folia Medica Indonesiana     Open Access  
Food Bioscience     Hybrid Journal  
Food Biotechnology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Food Science and Biotechnology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Frontiers in Systems Biology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Fungal Biology and Biotechnology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
GM Crops and Food: Biotechnology in Agriculture and the Food Chain     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
GSTF Journal of BioSciences     Open Access  
HAYATI Journal of Biosciences     Open Access  
Horticulture, Environment, and Biotechnology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
IEEE Transactions on Molecular, Biological and Multi-Scale Communications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
IET Nanobiotechnology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
IIOAB Letters     Open Access  
IN VIVO     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Indian Journal of Biotechnology (IJBT)     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Indonesia Journal of Biomedical Science     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Indonesian Journal of Biotechnology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Indonesian Journal of Medicine     Open Access  
Industrial Biotechnology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
International Biomechanics     Open Access  
International Journal of Bioinformatics Research and Applications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
International Journal of Biomechatronics and Biomedical Robotics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Biomedical Research     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Biotechnology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Biotechnology and Molecular Biology Research     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Biotechnology for Wellness Industries     Partially Free   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Environment, Agriculture and Biotechnology     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Functional Informatics and Personalised Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Medicine and Biomedical Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Nanotechnology and Molecular Computation     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Radiation Biology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Iranian Journal of Biotechnology     Open Access  
ISABB Journal of Biotechnology and Bioinformatics     Open Access  
Italian Journal of Food Science     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
JMIR Biomedical Engineering     Open Access  
Journal of Biometrics & Biostatistics     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Bioterrorism & Biodefense     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Petroleum & Environmental Biotechnology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Advanced Therapies and Medical Innovation Sciences     Open Access  
Journal of Advances in Biotechnology     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Journal Of Agrobiotechnology     Open Access  
Journal of Analytical & Bioanalytical Techniques     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Applied Biomedicine     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Applied Biotechnology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Applied Biotechnology Reports     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Applied Mathematics & Bioinformatics     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Biologically Active Products from Nature     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Biomaterials and Nanobiotechnology     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Biomedical Photonics & Engineering     Open Access  
Journal of Biomedical Practitioners     Open Access  
Journal of Bioprocess Engineering and Biorefinery     Full-text available via subscription  
Journal of Bioprocessing & Biotechniques     Open Access  
Journal of Biosecurity Biosafety and Biodefense Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Biotechnology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 64)
Journal of Biotechnology and Strategic Health Research     Open Access  
Journal of Chemical and Biological Interfaces     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Chemical Technology & Biotechnology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Chitin and Chitosan Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Colloid Science and Biotechnology     Full-text available via subscription  
Journal of Commercial Biotechnology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Crop Science and Biotechnology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Essential Oil Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Experimental Biology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 25)
Journal of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Ginseng Research     Open Access  
Journal of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Journal of Integrative Bioinformatics     Open Access  
Journal of Medical Imaging and Health Informatics     Full-text available via subscription  
Journal of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology     Open Access  
Journal of Molecular Microbiology and Biotechnology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Journal of Nano Education     Full-text available via subscription  
Journal of Nanobiotechnology     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Nanofluids     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Organic and Biomolecular Simulations     Open Access  
Journal of Plant Biochemistry and Biotechnology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Science and Applications : Biomedicine     Open Access  
Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Tropical Microbiology and Biotechnology     Full-text available via subscription  
Journal of Yeast and Fungal Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Marine Biotechnology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Meat Technology     Open Access  
Messenger     Full-text available via subscription  
Metabolic Engineering Communications     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Metalloproteinases In Medicine     Open Access  
Microbial Biotechnology     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
MicroMedicine     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Molecular and Cellular Biomedical Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Molecular Biotechnology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Molecular Genetics and Metabolism Reports     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Nanobiomedicine     Open Access  
Nanobiotechnology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology     Open Access  
Nanomedicine and Nanobiology     Full-text available via subscription  
Nanomedicine Research Journal     Open Access  

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Current Bionanotechnology
Number of Followers: 0  
 
  Hybrid Journal Hybrid journal (It can contain Open Access articles)
ISSN (Print) 2213-5294 - ISSN (Online) 2213-5308
Published by Bentham Science Homepage  [129 journals]
  • Meet Our Editorial Board Member
    • PubDate: Wed, 24 Jan 2018 10:15:04 -070
       
  • Editorial (Thematic Issue : Exploiting Knowledge on Nano-Immune
           Interactions: The Present and the Future)
    • Abstract: Understanding the interaction between nanomaterials and the immune system provides us with endless possibilities of exploiting nano-objects for tuning immune responses towards preventing or curing diseases. We propose here strategies and actions that could help us strengthening and exploiting such knowledge.
      PubDate: Wed, 24 Jan 2018 10:15:04 -070
       
  • Model Validity in Nanoimmunosafety: Advantages and Disadvantages of In
           vivo vs In vitro Models, and Human vs Animal Models
    • Abstract: The thorough understanding of the interaction between nanomaterials and the immune system is the starting point both for nanomaterial exploitation in nanomedicine and for the implementation of an effective regulatory framework concerning nanosafety for human health and the environment. In this context, the use of valid models, in vitro and in vivo, is central for assessing both the positive and the detrimental effects of nanomaterials, thereby predicting their possible risks for human and environmental health. Thus, predicting models are sought that allow us on one side defining hazard posed by nanomaterials, and therefore implementing safety regulation and safe-by-design nanotechnologies, and on the other side exploiting nanomaterials for more effective therapeutic and preventive medical strategies. Here, we consider the advantages and limitation of the current in vitro and in vivo human and animal models, and the appropriateness of their use for assessing the effects of nanomaterials on immunity.
      PubDate: Wed, 24 Jan 2018 10:15:04 -070
       
  • Invertebrate Models for Investigating the Impact of Nanomaterials on
           Innate Immunity: The Example of the Marine Mussel Mytilus spp.
    • Abstract: Evaluating the interactions of nanomaterials (NMs) with the immune system is becoming an essential part of assessing nanosafety, not only for human health, but also for organisms living in different environments. The interactions between NMs and the components of the immune system in wildlife have been recently intensively investigated. Invertebrates represent more than 90% of animal species and are widespread in all environments, where they are subjected to a wide range of stressors. Despite invertebrates lack an adaptive immunity, they have developed a potent and complex innate immune system showing many commonalities to that of vertebrates. Conservation of the main mechanisms of innate immunity may greatly help understanding the possible interactions of NMs with the immune system across different taxa. However, the utilization of invertebrate models for immunosafety studies requires a thorough basic knowledge on the physiological regulation of the immune response of the tested species, together with information on particle behavior in the receiving environment, as well as routes of exposure in different cells and organisms. In this work, available data on the effects of NMs on the immune system of invertebrates are summarized. In particular, the results obtained in the marine bivalve, the mussel Mytilus, are summarized, demonstrating that mussel immune cells, the haemocytes, represent a suitable model for investigating the impact of NMs on innate immunity. These results underline how the utilization of invertebrate models represents a promising field for designing environmentally safer, "green" nanomaterials.
      PubDate: Wed, 24 Jan 2018 10:15:04 -070
       
  • Immunotoxicity of Metal Oxide and Metal Nanoparticles and Animal Models to
           Evaluate Immunotoxicity of Nanoparticles
    • Abstract: Since metal (silver and gold) and metal oxide (TiO2, ZnO, SiO2) nanoparticles (NPs) are widely used in diagnostics, therapeutics, and commercial products, specialized immuno-toxicity studies are necessary to ensure their safe use in humans. In this article, we review the immunological toxicity of engineered nanomaterials (ENMs), including metal oxide and metal NPs, and suggest animal models of immunological disease suited to study the immunological effects of NPs. Administration of NPs at subtoxic doses in animals with a background of immunological diseases, especially those with allergic or inflammatory diseases, will accelerate our understanding of the precise immunotoxicity and immunestimulatory effects of NPs following real-life exposures.
      PubDate: Wed, 24 Jan 2018 10:15:04 -070
       
  • Thinking about Target Product Attributes in Basic Nanomedicine Research
           and Positive Impacts on the Design of Nano-Immunotoxicology Studies
    • Abstract: The creation of drug product attributes, sometimes known as target product specifications, is a common practice in the early research and development phase of conventional medicines and biopharmaceuticals, but not often applied to basic nanomedicine research. Encompassing a detailed concept of the dosage form, route of administration safety, efficacy, identity, strength, performance, quality of the drug product at release and during storage through the end of its shelf-life, target product attributes guide the development process, ensuring a high quality and consistency of the medicine. In light of the more rigorous requirements for test material quality in immunotoxicology studies, such as nanomaterial sterility and low endotoxin content, the concept of creating conceptual target product attribute lists for basic researchers involved in nanomedicine design and development is discussed. Relevant examples of target product profiles are provided for comparison and nanomaterial-specific considerations are reviewed.
      PubDate: Wed, 24 Jan 2018 10:15:04 -070
       
  • Immunotoxicity Testing of Nanomedicinal Products: Possible Pitfalls in
           Endotoxin Determination
    • Abstract: Nanomaterials (NMs) find application in the biomedical and pharmaceutical area, the so-called nanomedicinal products (NMPs). Once in the body, NMPs tend to end up in cells of the immune system. Due to reported adverse effects on the immune system after NMPs administration, the immunotoxicity profile of these products should be investigated. Information on the endotoxin levels in NMs and NMPs is crucial for an appropriate interpretation of toxicity results, especially regarding immunotoxicity assays. The aim of this review was to identify the assays that are available today for endotoxin determination in NMs and NMPs and possible pitfalls as a result of the interaction of the testing samples with the assays. Many of the currently available assays to determine endotoxin contamination were found to have limited compatibility with NMs and NMPs due to interference, which is mostly related to their absorbance or fluorescence properties and their strong tendency to adsorb biomolecules such as LPS and assay reagents to their surface. Such interference of NMs and NMPs is not unique to endotoxin determination assays but is also observed with various toxicity assays. Regarding the above, the availability of an assay to test endotoxin presence without nanospecific interference is essential. In the meantime, use of appropriate assay controls, producing and handling the NMs and NMPs in an endotoxin-free environment may be part of the solution. In the absence of a single competent assay, it is more likely that a testing strategy of multiple currently available assays will give reliable results.
      PubDate: Wed, 24 Jan 2018 10:15:04 -070
       
  • Nanopharmacokinetics – Approach for a Better Understanding of
           Nanotoxicity, Nanosafety & Nanomedicines
    • Abstract: Pharmakokinetics is the study of the liberation and related absorption, distribution, metabolisation and excretion (LADME) of an active on the molecular level and contributes towards a better understanding of drug action and related side effects. The use of nanocarriers as drug delivery systems enables the application of drugs in particulate form, which distinctly changes the LADME profile of the active. Reasons are for example the different access of particles versus molecules to tissues and cells, their interaction with blood proteins and the immune system. Thus the term nanopharmacokinetics (= particulate level) is suggested. The nanopharmacokinetic profile of particles is mainly influenced by the protein adsorption pattern, which in turn is determined by the physico-chemical properties of the particles. Therefore, to understand and predict the in vivo fate of nanoparticles in the body, more insights into the correlation between particle properties and interaction with the body is needed. Intense research for more than 25 years showed, that this correlation cannot be extensively evaluated by a few academic labs, here indeed “big data” is required to uncover the hidden relationships. If this can be achieved nanopharmacokinetics might in future play a similar important role for nanocarriers as pharmacokinetics did for drug molecules by now. Hence nanopharmakokinetics will be the key to efficiently modulate and to optimize drug delivery at maximized tolerability (i.e. minimized potential nanotoxicity effects) for safe and efficient nanomedicines in the future.
      PubDate: Wed, 24 Jan 2018 10:15:04 -070
       
  • Risk Assessment of Nanocarbon Materials Using a Multi-Criteria Method
           Based on Analytical Hierarchy Process
    • Abstract: Risk assessment and risk analysis are essential tools to improve safety when dealing with nanomaterials. The concern about issues of nanoparticles has been growing over the last decade. Uncertainties, few toxicological data and reliable occupational exposure limits (permissible or recommended) combined with the increasing amount of new chemicals and materials on nanoscale level demand new approaches, particularly regarding safety and environmental risk management. Quantitative and qualitative tools to manage risks are essential to provide a better safe workplace. In this work, a multicriteria method (AHP – Analytical Hierarchy Process) was used to create a new approach to deal with increasing complexity of risk assessment of nanocarbon materials.
      PubDate: Wed, 24 Jan 2018 10:15:04 -070
       
  • Current Trends in Nanoeducation for Industry and Society
    • Abstract: The article reflects on current international trends in higher education in nanotechnology based on stakeholder discussions held within the EU funded project NanoEIS: Nanotechnology Education for Industry and Society. The discussions with stakeholders reflects on the main issues emerging from this project, that also includes surveys investigating the connection between university education in nanotechnology and the demands of the labour market for personnel with nanotechnology training. The project’s recommendations include a model curriculum for nanoeducation at BSc, MSc and PhD level. The modular organisation of this curriculum increases the opportunities for incorporating elements into current or new nanotechnology courses or as specialisation in disciplinary courses in physics, chemistry, biology, materials science, engineering, etc. Stakeholder comments suggest that there may be interest in developing nanotechnology courses at universities of applied science and in lifelong learning institutions. In addition, university professors in other countries show interest in setting up their own curricula, learning from the best practices in Europe.
      PubDate: Wed, 24 Jan 2018 10:15:04 -070
       
  • A Short Review on Applications of Nanomaterials in Biotechnology and
           Pharmacology
    • Abstract: Background: As a breakthrough, the rapid development field of the leading cutting edge of nanotechnology is nanomaterials. Methods: The unique tunable size-dependent properties make these materials significant for many areas. Results: Mostly nanomaterials are used as nanobiocatalysts (NBCs) in the field of nanobiotechnology and as drug carriers in the pharmacology which simultaneously bridges advanced nanotechnology and biotechnology fields together. Hence, it is noteworthy to review recent progresses in the development of surface and size tuning nanomaterials for enlightening activity, stability, capability and engineering performances in various applications. Conclusion: Thus, this short review summarizes the most recent developments in the field of applied nanomaterials, in particular their application in biotechnology and pharmacology.
      PubDate: Wed, 24 Jan 2018 10:15:04 -070
       
  • Effect of CeO2 Nanoparticles on Germination and Total Proteins Pattern of
           Brassica nigra Seeds
    • Abstract: Background: Although materials with nano-sized particles have always been prevalent in nature, lately the production and use of synthetic nanoparticles (NPs) in the industry are on the rise. This has led to a concomitant increase in their release into the environment. In the assessment of risks posed to human health it has emerged that plants are the potential entry points for NPs in the food chain. Objective: The toxic effect of cerium oxide NPs (CeO2 NPs) on seed germination in Brassica nigra was studied viz-a-viz the activity of oxidative enzymes and global proteome expression. Method: Brassica nigra seeds were grown in the presence of different concentrations of CeO2 NPs. The effect on the activity levels of oxidative enzymes - Superoxide Dismutase (SOD), Glutathione reductase (GR) and Catalase (CAT) and the global proteome expression of the seeds exposed to these NPs were studied. Result: It was found that the levels of activities of all the oxidative enzymes were elevated to some extent, some even up to 2.5 fold. It emerged from proteome analysis that 14 proteins spots were upregulated, and 19 protein spots were down-regulated. Among others, 202 protein spots were completely absent from the gels of the control, while 154 spots were absent from the gels of the NP treated sample. Conclusion: Oxidative stress is generated in the Brassica nigra seeds and its proteome is also significantly altered in the presence of CeO2 NPs. Thus, it can be concluded that CeO2 NPs have the potential to cause severe damage to living cells.
      PubDate: Wed, 24 Jan 2018 10:15:04 -070
       
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