Nanotoxicology Aspects of Carbohydrate Nanostructures
This chapter presents some closing thoughts pertaining to the concepts discussed in the chapters of this book. It presents information on toxicology of nanomaterials, cytotoxicity of carbohydrate‐modified nanomaterials, and toxicity‐related application of carbohydrate nanomaterials. Recently, manufactured nanomaterials (MNMs) have been widely used in infrastructure construction and agriculture‐related products. For reducing the considerable knowledge gap between the fabrication and application of nanomaterials and in vivo toxicity of NPs, a considerable effort is also needed to study the physiological effects of acute and chronic exposure to nanaoparticles (NPs). A profound illustration and full understanding of the biological interactions between NPs and proteins and cells and tissues are vital for the future design of safe nanotechnologies. Improved biocompatibility and introduction of biofunctionalities through integration of carbohydrate with nanomaterials are actually broadening the way to the so‐called glyconanotechnology and may provide new tools for nanomaterial‐cell interaction studies.
Y. Ma and Q. Yang, "Nanotoxicology Aspects of Carbohydrate Nanostructures," Carbohydrate Nanotechnology, pp. 423-452, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Oct 2015.
The definitive version is available at https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118860212.ch16
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
Carbohydrate Nanostructures; Gglyconanotechnology; Nanomaterial‐cell Interaction; Nanotoxicity Mechanism; Toxicity‐related Application; Toxicology
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30 Oct 2015