By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Life Science Weekly -- Researchers detail new data in Epithelial Cells. According to news reporting originating in Bengal, India, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "The present study endeavours to assess the toxic effect of synthesized CdS nanoparticles (NPs) on Escherichia coil and HeLa cells. The CdS NPs were characterized by DLS, XRD, TEM and AFM studies and the average size of NPs was revealed as 3 nm."
The news reporters obtained a quote from the research from the University of Kalyani, "On CdS NPs exposure bacterial cells changed morphological features to filamentous form and damage of the cell surface was found by AFM study. The expression of two conserved cell division components namely ftsZ and ftsQ in E. coli was decreased both at transcriptional and translational levels upon CdS NPs exposure. CdS NPs inhibited proper cell septum formation without affecting the nucleoid segregation. Viability of HeLa cells declined with increasing concentration of CdS NPs and the IC50 value was found to be 4 mu g/mL. NPs treated HeLa cells showed changed morphology with condensed and fragmented nuclei. Increased level of reactive oxygen species (R05) was found both in E. coil and HeLa cells on CdS NPs exposure."
According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "The inverse correlation between declined cell viabilities and elevated ROS level suggested that oxidative stress seems to be the key event by which NPs induce toxicity both in E. coil and HeLa cells."
For more information on this research see: Toxicity of cadmium sulfide (CdS) nanoparticles against Escherichia coil and HeLa cells. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 2013;260():1073-1082. Journal of Hazardous Materials can be contacted at: Elsevier Science Bv, PO Box 211, 1000 Ae Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Elsevier - www.elsevier.com; Journal of Hazardous Materials - www.elsevier.com/wps/product/cws_home/502691)
Our news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained by contacting S.T. Hossain, University of Kalyani, Dept. of Microbiol, Kalyani 741235, W Bengal, India (see also Epithelial Cells).
Keywords for this news article include: Asia, India, Bengal, Cadmium, Hela Cells, Nanoparticle, Nanotechnology, Epithelial Cells, Transition Elements, Emerging Technologies
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