The immune effects of naturally occurring and synthetic nanoparticles.

@article{Chang2010TheIE,
  title={The immune effects of naturally occurring and synthetic nanoparticles.},
  author={Christopher Chia-Chi Chang},
  journal={Journal of autoimmunity},
  year={2010},
  volume={34 3},
  pages={J234-46}
}
Ultrafine particles and engineered nanoparticles have unique aerodynamic and biochemical properties that affect the immune system and human health in ways that are different from or exceed those seen with gases or larger particulates. These effects result from a unique set of physical characteristics and surface moieties, which generate an ability of UFPs to enter tissues and cells, interact with proteins and DNA at a molecular level and directly and indirectly modulate the immune system by… CONTINUE READING