Biosynthesis of gold nanoparticles and related cytotoxicity evaluation using A549 cells.

@article{Sathishkumar2015BiosynthesisOG,
  title={Biosynthesis of gold nanoparticles and related cytotoxicity evaluation using A549 cells.},
  author={Muthuswamy Sathishkumar and Shruti Pavagadhi and Ayyamperumal Mahadevan and Rajasekhar Balasubramanian},
  journal={Ecotoxicology and environmental safety},
  year={2015},
  volume={114},
  pages={232-40}
}
Biosynthesis of gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) has become an attractive area of research as it is environmentally benign. The toxicity of AuNPs synthesized by chemical routes has been widely studied. However, little is known about the toxicity associated with the biological synthesis of AuNPs. The present study was carried out to synthesize AuNPs using star anise (Illicium verum; a commercially available spice in abundance)and evaluate its toxicity using human epithelial lung cells (A549) in… CONTINUE READING