Visualization, quantification and coordination of Ag+ ions released from silver nanoparticles in hepatocytes.


Silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) can enter eukaryotic cells and exert toxic effects, most probably as a consequence of the release of Ag+ ions. Due to the elusive nature of Ag+ ionic species, quantitative information concerning AgNP intracellular dissolution is missing. By using a synchrotron nanoprobe, silver is visualized and quantified in hepatocytes (HepG2… (More)