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This study examines the biological effects of water-soluble fullerene aggregates in an effort to evaluate the fundamental mechanisms that contribute to the cytotoxicity of a classic engineered nanomaterial. For this work we used a water-soluble fullerene species, nano-C60, a fullerene aggregate that readily forms when pristine C60 is added to water.(More)
The cytotoxic response of cells in culture is dependant on the degree of functionalization of the single-walled carbon nanotube (SWNT). After characterizing a set of water-dispersible SWNTs, we performed in vitro cytotoxicity screens on cultured human dermal fibroblasts (HDF). The SWNT samples used in this exposure include SWNT-phenyl-SO(3)H and(More)
Although the subtypes of serotonin 5-HT1 receptors have distinct structure and pharmacology, it has not been clear if they also exhibit differences in coupling to cellular signals. We have sought to compare directly the coupling of 5-HT1A and 5-HT1B receptors to adenylyl cyclase and to the mitogen-activated protein kinase ERK2 (extracellular(More)
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