Nanotoxicology: a personal perspective
Article first published online: 12 FEB 2009
Copyright © 2009 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Nanomedicine and Nanobiotechnology
Volume 1, Issue 4, pages 353–359, July/August 2009
How to Cite
Holl, M. M. B. (2009), Nanotoxicology: a personal perspective. WIREs Nanomed Nanobiotechnol, 1: 353–359. doi: 10.1002/wnan.27
- Issue published online: 17 JUN 2009
- Article first published online: 12 FEB 2009
Nanoparticles arise from a wide variety of natural and man-made sources and have a diverse array of biological, chemical, and physical properties. The toxicity of these particles can be roughly divided into two categories: 1) the enhanced delivery of toxic agents 2) toxicity induced the properties of the particle itself. The use of nanoparticles to provide enhanced delivery of chemotherapeutics is presented followed by a discussion of the size-based effects of electron transfer and physical membrane disruption. Copyright © 2009 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
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