Toxicity of silver nanoparticles in zebrafish models.

@article{Asharani2008ToxicityOS,
  title={Toxicity of silver nanoparticles in zebrafish models.},
  author={P V Asharani and Yi Lian Wu and Zhiyuan Gong and Suresh Valiyaveettil},
  journal={Nanotechnology},
  year={2008},
  volume={19 25},
  pages={
          255102
        }
}
This study was initiated to enhance our insight on the health and environmental impact of silver nanoparticles (Ag-np). Using starch and bovine serum albumin (BSA) as capping agents, silver nanoparticles were synthesized to study their deleterious effects and distribution pattern in zebrafish embryos (Danio rerio). Toxicological endpoints like mortality, hatching, pericardial edema and heart rate were recorded. A concentration-dependent increase in mortality and hatching delay was observed in… 

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