Shunhui Yu

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To date, knowledge on mechanisms regarding the chronic nanotoxicity is still largely minimal. In the present study, the effect of chronic (10-day) Al(2)O(3)-nanoparticles (NPs) toxicity on locomotion behavior was investigated in the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans. Exposure to 0.01-23.1 mg/L of Al(2)O(3)-NPs induced a decrease in locomotion behavior, a(More)
In nematodes, acute exposure (24-h) to 8.1-30.6 mg/L Al(2)O(3)-nanoparticles (NPs) or Al(2)O(3) did not influence intestinal autofluorescence, whereas chronic exposure (10-d) to Al(2)O(3)-NPs at concentrations of 8.1-30.6 mg/L or Al(2)O(3) at concentrations of 23.1-30.6 mg/L induced significant increases of intestinal lipofuscin accumulation, and formation(More)
Toxicity of Al(2)O(3)-NPs, as compared to that of Al(2)O(3), to L1-larval, L4-larval or young adult nematodes was evaluated. When exposure was performed at L1-larval stage, the significant increases of lethality, stress response, and intestinal lipofuscin autofluorescence were observed in 6.3-203.9 mg/L of Al(2)O(3)-NPs exposed nematodes. In contrast, when(More)
In this study, we investigated genetic mechanisms of neurotransmitters in regulating the formation of adverse effects on locomotion behavior in Al2O3 nanoparticles (NPs)-exposed Caenorhabditis elegans. Al2O3-NPs exposure caused the decrease of locomotion behavior with head thrash and body bend as endpoints. Interestingly, the neurotransmitters of glutamate,(More)
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