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Microsomal Glutathione Transferase 1 Protects Against Toxicity Induced by Silica Nanoparticles but Not by Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles
Institute of Environmental Medicine, KI, Stockholm.
Institute of Environmental Medicine, KI, Stockholm.
Institute of Environmental Medicine, KI, Stockholm.
Institute of Environmental Medicine, KI, Stockholm.
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2012 (English)In: ACS Nano, ISSN 1936-0851, Vol. 6, no 3, 1925-1938 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Microsomal glutathione transferase 1 (MGST1) is an antioxidant enzyme located predominantly in the mitochondrial er membrane and endoplasmk reticulum and has been shown to protect cells from lipid peroxidation induced by a variety of cytostatic drugs and pro-oxidant stimuli. We hypothesized that MGST1 may also protect against nanomaterial-induced cytotoxicity through a specific effect on lipid peroxidation. We evaluated the induction of cytotoxicity and oxidative stress by TiO2, CeO2, SiO2, and ZnO in the human MCF-7 cell line with or without overexpression of MGST1. SiO2 and ZnO nanoparticles caused dose- and time-dependent toxicity, whereas no obvious cytotoxic effects were induced by nanoparticles of TiO2 and CeO2. We also noted pronounced cytotoxicity for three out of four additional SiO2 nanoparticles tested. Overexpression of MGST1 reversed the cytotoxicity of the main SiO2 nanoparticles tested and for one of the supplementary SiO2 nanoparticles but did not protect cells against ZnO-induced cytotoxic effects. The data point toward a role of lipid peroxidation In SiO2 nanoparticle-induced cell death. For ZnO nanoparticles, rapid dissolution was observed, and the subsequent interaction of Zn2+ with cellular targets is likely to contribute to the cytotoxic effects. A direct inhibition of MGST1 by Zn2+ could provide a possible explanation for the lack of protection against ZnO nanoparticles in this model. Our data also showed that SiO2 nanoparticle-induced cytotoxicity is mitigated in the presence of serum, potentially through masking of reactive surface groups by serum proteins, whereas ZnO nanoparticles were cytotoxic both In the presence and in the absence of serum.

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2012. Vol. 6, no 3, 1925-1938 p.
Keyword [en]
engineered nanoparticles, oxidative stress, lipid peroxidation, microsomal glutathione transferase 1
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Engineering and Technology Nano Technology
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Engineering Science with specialization in Nanotechnology and Functional Materials
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-173348DOI: 10.1021/nn2021056ISI: 000301945900006OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-173348DiVA: diva2:517573
Available from: 2012-04-24 Created: 2012-04-23 Last updated: 2012-09-21Bibliographically approved

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