Interaction between nanoparticles and cytokine proteins: impact on protein and particle functionality.

@article{Brown2010InteractionBN,
  title={Interaction between nanoparticles and cytokine proteins: impact on protein and particle functionality.},
  author={David M. Brown and Claire F. Dickson and Paul Duncan and Furat Al-Attili and Vicki Stone},
  journal={Nanotechnology},
  year={2010},
  volume={21 21},
  pages={215104}
}
There is increased use of nanomaterials in many applications due to their unique properties, such as their high surface area and surface reactivity. However, the potential health effects to workers, consumers and the environment exposed to nanoparticles (NPs) is unknown. The aim of this study was to investigate whether NPs which may enter the body could adsorb proteins and whether this interaction affects both the particle and the protein function. The cytokines IL-8 and TNF-alpha were adsorbed… CONTINUE READING