Tungsten carbide cobalt nanoparticles exert hypoxia-like effects on the gene expression level in human keratinocytes

@inproceedings{Busch2009TungstenCC,
  title={Tungsten carbide cobalt nanoparticles exert hypoxia-like effects on the gene expression level in human keratinocytes},
  author={Wibke Busch and Dana K{\"u}hnel and Kristin Schirmer and Stefan Scholz},
  booktitle={BMC Genomics},
  year={2009}
}
Tungsten carbide (WC) and tungsten carbide cobalt (WC-Co) nanoparticles are of occupational health relevance because of the increasing usage in hard metal industries. Earlier studies showed an enhanced toxic potential for WC-Co compared to WC or cobalt ions alone. Therefore, we investigated the impact of these particles, compared to cobalt ions applied as… CONTINUE READING