MPA-modified CdTe quantum dots increased interleukin-1beta secretion through MyD88-dependent Toll-like receptor pathway and NLRP3 inflammasome activation in microglia.

@article{Wu2018MPAmodifiedCQ,
  title={MPA-modified CdTe quantum dots increased interleukin-1beta secretion through MyD88-dependent Toll-like receptor pathway and NLRP3 inflammasome activation in microglia.},
  author={Tianshu Wu and Xue Liang and Keyu He and Tingting Wei and Yan Wang and Jie Lu and Ying Yao and Ting Zhang and Yuying Xue and Meng Tang},
  journal={Toxicology in vitro : an international journal published in association with BIBRA},
  year={2018},
  volume={52},
  pages={
          41-51
        }
}
The excellent optical properties of CdTe quantum dots (QDs) make researchers realize their value on the application of biomedicine, especially neuroscience, as an advanced fluorescent probe. Thus, it is important to evaluate the biosafety of CdTe QDs on the central nervous system (CNS). Our previous studies have conducted a systematic biosafety evaluation… CONTINUE READING