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Non-invasive evaluation of cardiac repolarization in mice exposed to single-wall carbon nanotubes and ceria nanoparticles via intratracheal instillation

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Abstract

We present results obtained from electrocardiogram (ECG) measurements performed on mice exposed to single-walled carbon nanotubes and ceria nanoparticles through instillation. From these non-invasive ECG measurements, QT and RR intervals were obtained at various times after exposure and used to compute a novel metric for evaluating cardiac signal propagation stability, the reserve of refractoriness (RoR). It is demonstrated that while the isolated QT and RR intervals are essentially uncorrelated with histological data from hematoxylin and eosin stains of control and exposed tissue samples, the RoR is sensitive to cardiovascular effects from the exposure to nanoparticles.

Graphical abstract: Non-invasive evaluation of cardiac repolarization in mice exposed to single-wall carbon nanotubes and ceria nanoparticles via intratracheal instillation

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The article was received on 19 Oct 2015, accepted on 29 Mar 2016 and first published on 30 Mar 2016


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C5EN00225G
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Citation: Environ. Sci.: Nano, 2016,3, 611-618
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    Non-invasive evaluation of cardiac repolarization in mice exposed to single-wall carbon nanotubes and ceria nanoparticles via intratracheal instillation

    K. Kosaraju, J. L. Lancaster, S. R. Meier, S. Crawford, S. Hurley, S. Aravamudhan and J. M. Starobin, Environ. Sci.: Nano, 2016, 3, 611
    DOI: 10.1039/C5EN00225G

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