Surface coatings determine cytotoxicity and irritation potential of quantum dot nanoparticles in epidermal keratinocytes.

@article{RymanRasmussen2007SurfaceCD,
  title={Surface coatings determine cytotoxicity and irritation potential of quantum dot nanoparticles in epidermal keratinocytes.},
  author={Jessica P. Ryman-Rasmussen and Jim E Riviere and Nancy A Monteiro-Riviere},
  journal={The Journal of investigative dermatology},
  year={2007},
  volume={127 1},
  pages={143-53}
}
Quantum dot (QD) nanoparticles have potential applications in nanomedicine as drug delivery vectors and diagnostic agents, but the skin toxicity and irritation potential of QDs are unknown. Human epidermal keratinocytes (HEKs) were used to assess if QDs with different surface coatings would cause differential effects on HEK cytotoxicity, proinflammatory… CONTINUE READING