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Nanoparticles of barium induce apoptosis in human phagocytes

Overview of attention for article published in International Journal of Nanomedicine, September 2015
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Title
Nanoparticles of barium induce apoptosis in human phagocytes
Published in
International Journal of Nanomedicine, September 2015
DOI 10.2147/ijn.s90382
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Luana Mores, Eduardo Luzia França, Núbia Andrade Silva, Eliane Aparecida Suchara, Adenilda Cristina Honorio-França

Abstract

Nutrients and immunological factors of breast milk are essential for newborn growth and the development of their immune system, but this secretion can contain organic and inorganic toxins such as barium. Colostrum contamination with barium is an important issue to investigate because this naturally occurring element is also associated with human activity and industrial pollution. The study evaluated the administration of barium nanoparticles to colostrum, assessing the viability and functional activity of colostral mononuclear phagocytes. Colostrum was collected from 24 clinically healthy women (aged 18-35 years). Cell viability, superoxide release, intracellular Ca(2+) release, and phagocyte apoptosis were analyzed in the samples. Treatment with barium lowered mononuclear phagocyte viability, increased superoxide release, and reduced intracellular calcium release. In addition, barium increased cell death by apoptosis. These data suggest that nanoparticles of barium in colostrum are toxic to cells, showing the importance of avoiding exposure to this element.

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Unknown 28 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 4 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 11%
Librarian 2 7%
Student > Master 2 7%
Researcher 2 7%
Other 5 18%
Unknown 10 36%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 3 11%
Environmental Science 2 7%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 7%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 7%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 7%
Other 6 21%
Unknown 11 39%
Attention Score in Context

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 9. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 04 January 2024.
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#4,300,739
of 25,373,627 outputs
Outputs from International Journal of Nanomedicine
#330
of 4,123 outputs
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#51,278
of 276,788 outputs
Outputs of similar age from International Journal of Nanomedicine
#12
of 154 outputs
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