Multi-walled carbon nanotube oxidation dependent keratinocyte cytotoxicity and skin inflammation.


Department of Environmental Medicine, University of Rochester Medical Center, New York, USA. [Email]


The effects of carbon nanotubes on skin toxicity have not been extensively studied; however, our lab has previously shown that a carboxylated multi-walled carbon nanotube (MWCNT) exacerbates the 2, 4-dinitrofluorobenzene induced contact hypersensitivity response in mice. Here we examine the role of carboxylation in MWCNT skin toxicity.


Allergy,Carbon nanotube,Dermatitis,Nanoparticle,Skin,