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Cytotoxicity and Gene Expression in Sarcoma 180 Cells in Response to Spiky Magnetoplasmonic Supraparticles.
ACS Appl Mater Interfaces
PUBLISHED: 11-05-2014
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Multifunctional nanoparticles (NPs) have been designed for a variety of cell imaging and therapeutic applications, and the study of their cellular interactions is crucial to the development of more efficient biomedical applications. Among current nanomaterials, concave core-shell NPs with complex angled geometries are attractive owing to their unique shape-dependent optical and physical properties as well as different tendency for cell interaction. In this study, we investigated the morphology effect of spiky gold-coated iron oxide supraparticles (Fe3O4@Au SPs) on cytotoxicity and global gene expression in sarcoma 180 cells. Cells treated for 7 days with spiky supraparticles (SPs) at concentrations up to 50 ?g/mL showed >90% viability, indicating that these NPs were nontoxic. To shed light on the differences in cytotoxicity, we monitored the expression of 33?315 genes using microarray analysis of SP-treated cells. The 171 up-regulated genes and 181 down-regulated genes in spiky SP-treated cells included Il1b, Spp1, Il18, Rbp4, and Il11ra1, where these genes are mainly involved in cell proliferation, differentiation, and apoptosis. These results suggested that the spiky Fe3O4@Au SPs can induce noncytotoxicity and gene expression in tumor cells, which may be a promising cornerstone on which to base related research such as cyto-/genotoxicology of nanomaterials or the design of nanoscale drug carriers.
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Enhancement of primary neuronal cell proliferation using printing-transferred carbon nanotube sheets.
J Biomed Mater Res A
PUBLISHED: 04-14-2014
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Artificial nerve guidance conduits (aNGCs) prepared from polymer scaffolds and carbon nanotubes (CNTs) possess unique chemical and physical properties, and have been widely used in preclinical trials to promote neuronal differentiation and growth. However, there have been only a few reports on the clinical applicability of CNT sheets for proliferation of primary neuronal cells due to safety concerns. The present study assesses the ability and potential applicability of multiwalled CNTs (MWNTs) composited with polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) sheets to promote and enhance the proliferation of primary neuronal cells. In this study, the aqueous MWNT dispersion was filtered, and the PDMS/MWNT sheets were prepared using a simple printing transfer method. Characterization of PDMS/MWNT sheets demonstrated their unique physical properties such as superior mechanical strength and electroconductivity when compared with PDMS sheets. The effect of the PDMS/MWNT sheets on the neural cell proliferation and cytotoxicity was evaluated using MTT and alamar blue assays. Our results indicate the viability and proliferation of primary neuronal cells and Schwann cells in PDMS/MWNT sheets increased over twice when compared with a noncoated dish that is not usual in the primary neuronal cell growth control (p?
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