Photocatalytic TiO2 nanoparticles damage to cellular membranes and genetic supramolecules

Minhua Xu, Jianmin Ma, Jianhua Gu, Zuhong Lu

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Photocatalytic TiO2 nanoparticles are effective photocatalyzers which can damage the cellular membranes and genetic supramolecules such as DNA. In this experiment, we observed the lesion efficacy of the photocatalytic TiO2 nanoparticles upon the cellular membrane and genetic molecule by transmission electron microscopy and single cell gel electrophoresis assay, and the mechanism of the cell death by photocatalytic TiO2 nanoparticles.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)511-513
Number of pages3
JournalSupramolecular Science
Issue number5-6
StatePublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 7th International Conference on Molecular Electronics and Biocomputing - Nanjing, China
Duration: Nov 10 1997Nov 12 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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