Zinc oxide nanoparticles as selective killers of proliferating cells

@inproceedings{Taccola2011ZincON,
  title={Zinc oxide nanoparticles as selective killers of proliferating cells},
  author={Liuba Taccola and Vittoria Raffa and Cristina Riggio and Orazio Vittorio and Maria Carla Iorio and Renato Vanacore and Andrea Pietrabissa and Alfred Cuschieri},
  booktitle={International journal of nanomedicine},
  year={2011}
}
BACKGROUND It has recently been demonstrated that zinc oxide nanoparticles (ZnO NPs) induce death of cancerous cells whilst having no cytotoxic effect on normal cells. However, there are several issues which need to be resolved before translation of zinc oxide nanoparticles into medical use, including lack of suitable biocompatible dispersion protocols and a better understanding being needed of the mechanism of their selective cytotoxic action. METHODS Nanoparticle dose affecting cell… CONTINUE READING