Pickard, MR and Chari, DM (2010) Robust uptake of magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs) by central nervous system (CNS) microglia: implications for particle uptake in mixed neural cell populations. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 11 (3). 967 - 981. ISSN 1422-0067
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Magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs) are important contrast agents used to monitor a range of neuropathological processes; microglial cells significantly contribute to MNP uptake in sites of pathology. Microglial activation occurs following most CNS pathologies but it is not known if such activation alters MNP uptake, intracellular processing and toxicity. We assessed these parameters in microglial cultures with and without experimental 'activation'. Microglia showed rapid and extensive MNP uptake under basal conditions with no changes found following activation; significant microglial toxicity was observed at higher particle concentrations. Based on our findings, we suggest that avid MNP uptake by endogenous CNS microglia could significantly limit uptake by other cellular subtypes in mixed neural cell populations.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||magnetic, nanoparticles, microglia, toxicity, uptake|
|Subjects:||R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Institute for Science and Technology in Medicine|
|Date Deposited:||16 Jan 2015 12:15|
|Last Modified:||24 May 2016 15:35|
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