Themed collection Nano-bio interactions

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Perspective

Antiviral-nanoparticle interactions and reactions

Fundamental design parameters for future development of novel antiviral nanomaterials.

Graphical abstract: Antiviral-nanoparticle interactions and reactions
Open Access Perspective

Probing the immune responses to nanoparticles across environmental species. A perspective of the EU Horizon 2020 project PANDORA

Here we discuss the potential of engineered nanoparticles to act as agents affecting the immune status in different environmentally relevant species, with a focus on the emerging experimental models launched by the EU Horizon 2020 project PANDORA.

Graphical abstract: Probing the immune responses to nanoparticles across environmental species. A perspective of the EU Horizon 2020 project PANDORA
Critical Review

Dimension dependency of tungsten oxide for efficient gas sensing

In this review, the impact of the structure dimensionality and surface morphologies of WO3 for efficient detection of gases such as H2, NH3, H2S, CO, O3, VOCs etc. along with the influence of surface functionalization and doping has been discussed.

Graphical abstract: Dimension dependency of tungsten oxide for efficient gas sensing
Critical Review

Rational design of metal-based antimicrobial nanomaterials in environmental applications

This review highlights the rational design and environmental applications of metal-based antimicrobial nanomaterials for pathogenic microorganism control.

Graphical abstract: Rational design of metal-based antimicrobial nanomaterials in environmental applications
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Critical Review

Interactions between organic pollutants and carbon nanomaterials and the associated impact on microbial availability and degradation in soil: a review

Impact of carbon nanomaterials on soil organic pollutant biodegradation is associated with their interactions with pollutant and toxicity to microorganisms.

Graphical abstract: Interactions between organic pollutants and carbon nanomaterials and the associated impact on microbial availability and degradation in soil: a review
Critical Review

Interplay between engineered nanomaterials and microbiota

Engineered nanomaterials (ENM) have a potential to modulate microbiota and induce harmful or beneficial effects in the host. However, the causal factors of ENM-induced dysbiosis remain unknown.

Graphical abstract: Interplay between engineered nanomaterials and microbiota
Open Access Critical Review

The gut barrier and the fate of engineered nanomaterials: a view from comparative physiology

Despite the diverse structures and functions of the gut barrier in the animal kingdom, some common features of gut lumen chemistry control the behaviour of engineered nanomaterials, and with some potentially novel uptake pathways in invertebrates.

Graphical abstract: The gut barrier and the fate of engineered nanomaterials: a view from comparative physiology
Critical Review

What will happen when microorganisms “meet” photocatalysts and photocatalysis?

In recent years, photocatalytic technology has been widely studied as an environmental restoration technology and energy production technology to solve the two crises of energy shortage and environmental pollution.

Graphical abstract: What will happen when microorganisms “meet” photocatalysts and photocatalysis?
Critical Review

Algae response to engineered nanoparticles: current understanding, mechanisms and implications

The key algal response mechanisms to cope with NP toxicity and implications for algal bloom control by NPs.

Graphical abstract: Algae response to engineered nanoparticles: current understanding, mechanisms and implications
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Communication

Ageing remarkably alters the toxicity of carbon black particles towards susceptible cells: determined by differential changes of surface oxygen groups

Ageing process remarkably alters the toxicity of carbon black particles towards susceptible cells via changing the species of their surface oxygen groups.

Graphical abstract: Ageing remarkably alters the toxicity of carbon black particles towards susceptible cells: determined by differential changes of surface oxygen groups
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Synthesis, antifungal evaluation, and safety assessment of mesoporous silica nanoparticles loaded with prothioconazole against crop pathogens

Mesoporous silica nanoparticles (MSNs) can be used as carriers to prepare pesticide controlled release formulations with high pesticide loadings and reduce the negative environmental impact of pesticides.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis, antifungal evaluation, and safety assessment of mesoporous silica nanoparticles loaded with prothioconazole against crop pathogens
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Uptake and depuration of Ag nanoparticles versus Ag ions by zebrafish through dietary exposure: characterization of Ag nanoparticle formation and dissolution in vivo and toxicokinetic modeling

The dynamic biological fate of silver nanoparticles as dissolution and neo-formation in zebrafish influences the number concentration-based versus mass concentration-based toxicokinetics.

Graphical abstract: Uptake and depuration of Ag nanoparticles versus Ag ions by zebrafish through dietary exposure: characterization of Ag nanoparticle formation and dissolution in vivo and toxicokinetic modeling
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Combination of a nanocarrier delivery system with genetic manipulation further improves pesticide efficiency: a case study with chlorfenapyr

The combination of nanocarrier delivery and genetic manipulation significantly improves chlorfenapyr efficiency and has great potential for sustainable crop protection.

Graphical abstract: Combination of a nanocarrier delivery system with genetic manipulation further improves pesticide efficiency: a case study with chlorfenapyr
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Influence of pH and electrolyte on the deposition of cerium oxide nanoparticles on supported lipid bilayers

The deposition of CeO2 nanoparticles on supported lipid bilayers was governed by DLVO interactions at various pH values and electrolyte concentrations.

Graphical abstract: Influence of pH and electrolyte on the deposition of cerium oxide nanoparticles on supported lipid bilayers
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Open Access Paper

Hazard assessment of ingested polystyrene nanoplastics in Drosophila larvae

Micro- and nanoplastics (MNPLs) are intentionally produced for commercial uses (primary MNPLs) or are formed from environmentally aged plastics (secondary MNPLs).

Graphical abstract: Hazard assessment of ingested polystyrene nanoplastics in Drosophila larvae
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Carbon dots improve the nutritional quality of coriander (Coriandrum sativum L.) by promoting photosynthesis and nutrient uptake

The improvement of coriander nutritional quality including organic and mineral nutrients was driven by CDs-modulation of photosynthesis and transpiration.

Graphical abstract: Carbon dots improve the nutritional quality of coriander (Coriandrum sativum L.) by promoting photosynthesis and nutrient uptake
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Synergistic enhanced NH3-sensing of SnS via Ti3C2Tx-oriented vertical growth and oxygen-containing functional group regulation

Stannous sulfide (SnS) is a promising candidate for gas sensing applications due to its unique two-dimensional (2D) puckered monolayer and response capability at room temperature (25 °C).

Graphical abstract: Synergistic enhanced NH3-sensing of SnS via Ti3C2Tx-oriented vertical growth and oxygen-containing functional group regulation
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Emerging investigator series: linking nanoparticle infiltration and stomatal dynamics for plant nanobionics

We develop an automated infiltration platform and discover relationships for optimal incorporation of nanoparticles into living plants. Among others, these will benefit nanoscale sensors and genetic engineering approaches in plant nanobionics.

Graphical abstract: Emerging investigator series: linking nanoparticle infiltration and stomatal dynamics for plant nanobionics
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Effects of polystyrene nanoplastics on the bioaccumulation, distribution and parental transfer of ethylhexyl salicylate

In this study, the accumulation and distribution of ethylhexyl salicylate (EHS) and polystyrene nanoplastics (PS-NPs) in parental zebrafish (Danio rerio) and offspring and the effects of PS-NPs on EHS bioavailability were investigated.

Graphical abstract: Effects of polystyrene nanoplastics on the bioaccumulation, distribution and parental transfer of ethylhexyl salicylate
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CeO2 nanoparticles modulate Cu–Zn superoxide dismutase and lipoxygenase-IV isozyme activities to alleviate membrane oxidative damage to improve rapeseed salt tolerance

Rapeseed is an important cash crop. However, its yield and quality are significantly affected by salinity stress. Nanoceria helped to improve rapeseed salt tolerance via modulating Cu–Zn SOD and LOX-IV isozyme activities.

Graphical abstract: CeO2 nanoparticles modulate Cu–Zn superoxide dismutase and lipoxygenase-IV isozyme activities to alleviate membrane oxidative damage to improve rapeseed salt tolerance
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A nanocarrier pesticide delivery system with promising benefits in the case of dinotefuran: strikingly enhanced bioactivity and reduced pesticide residue

SPc can be conjugated with dinotefuran through hydrogen bonding and van der Waals forces, which reduce particle size, increase plant uptake and bioactivity, and decrease residue. The dinotefuran/SPc complex is relatively safe to predators and plants.

Graphical abstract: A nanocarrier pesticide delivery system with promising benefits in the case of dinotefuran: strikingly enhanced bioactivity and reduced pesticide residue
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Release of microplastic fibres and fragmentation to billions of nanoplastics from period products: preliminary assessment of potential health implications

Health effects related to the plastic content of disposable period products have not been recognized or scientifically addressed.

Graphical abstract: Release of microplastic fibres and fragmentation to billions of nanoplastics from period products: preliminary assessment of potential health implications
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Metabolomic and bioenergetic responses of human hepatocellular carcinoma cells following exposure to commercial copper hydroxide nanopesticide

Copper hydroxide (Cu(OH)2) nanopesticide formulas are becoming more frequently used in agriculture; however, human exposure risks are not completely characterized.

Graphical abstract: Metabolomic and bioenergetic responses of human hepatocellular carcinoma cells following exposure to commercial copper hydroxide nanopesticide
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Ligand biodegradation-induced surface reconstruction of magnetite nanoparticles: potentially overlooked toxicity

The coating of nanoparticles (NPs) with biodegradable ligands has been considered an efficient way to improve the biocompatibility of NPs and to decrease their biopersistence.

Graphical abstract: Ligand biodegradation-induced surface reconstruction of magnetite nanoparticles: potentially overlooked toxicity
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Bi2O3/TiO2@reduced graphene oxide with enzyme-like properties efficiently inactivates Pseudomonas syringae pv. tomato DC3000 and enhances abiotic stress tolerance in tomato

This study aimed to evaluate the potential role of Bi2O3/TiO2@reduced graphene oxide (rGO) in the antibacterial activity of the typical plant pathogenic bacteria Pst.DC3000 and the enhancement of tomato resistance to pathogenic bacteria.

Graphical abstract: Bi2O3/TiO2@reduced graphene oxide with enzyme-like properties efficiently inactivates Pseudomonas syringae pv. tomato DC3000 and enhances abiotic stress tolerance in tomato
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Silica nanomaterials and earthworms synergistically regulate maize root metabolite profiles via promoting soil Si bioavailability

Silica nanomaterials and earthworms synergistically increased Si content and reprogrammed sugar and amino acid metabolism in maize root tissues.

Graphical abstract: Silica nanomaterials and earthworms synergistically regulate maize root metabolite profiles via promoting soil Si bioavailability
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Nitrogen-doped carbon dots alleviate the damage from tomato bacterial wilt syndrome: systemic acquired resistance activation and reactive oxygen species scavenging

Nitrogen doped carbon dots suppressed bacterial wilt in tomato through photosynthesis modulation, ROS scavenging, and resistance activation.

Graphical abstract: Nitrogen-doped carbon dots alleviate the damage from tomato bacterial wilt syndrome: systemic acquired resistance activation and reactive oxygen species scavenging
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Dose-dependent effects of CeO2 nanomaterials on tomato plant chemistry and insect herbivore resistance

This study aimed to evaluate the dose-dependent effects of ENMs on plant chemistry and resistance against insect pests, and thus to promote the safe application of nanomaterials instead of organic fertilizers and pesticides in agroecosystems.

Graphical abstract: Dose-dependent effects of CeO2 nanomaterials on tomato plant chemistry and insect herbivore resistance
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Modulation of cell uptake and cytotoxicity by nanoparticles with various physicochemical properties after humic acid adsorption

Combined experimental and simulation results demonstrate that the original nanoparticle properties regulate nanoparticle–cell interactions through dictating humic acid adsorption and conformation or dynamics of molecules on the nanoparticle surface.

Graphical abstract: Modulation of cell uptake and cytotoxicity by nanoparticles with various physicochemical properties after humic acid adsorption
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Biotransformations and cytotoxicity of graphene and inorganic two-dimensional nanomaterials using simulated digestions coupled with a triculture in vitro model of the human gastrointestinal epithelium

Background: engineered nanomaterials (ENMs) have already made their way into myriad applications and products across multiple industries.

Graphical abstract: Biotransformations and cytotoxicity of graphene and inorganic two-dimensional nanomaterials using simulated digestions coupled with a triculture in vitro model of the human gastrointestinal epithelium
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Molecular basis of cerium oxide nanoparticle enhancement of rice salt tolerance and yield

Cerium oxide nanoparticles enhance rice salt tolerance and yield via modulating nitrate reductase activity to improve nitric oxide production.

Graphical abstract: Molecular basis of cerium oxide nanoparticle enhancement of rice salt tolerance and yield
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Cellular response of freshwater algae to halloysite nanotubes: alteration of oxidative stress and membrane function

We investigate algal cellular response to halloysite nanotubes (HNTs) and provide new insights into the environmental implications of HNTs in aquatic ecosystems from two perspectives.

Graphical abstract: Cellular response of freshwater algae to halloysite nanotubes: alteration of oxidative stress and membrane function
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Graphene oxide–acaricide nanocomposites advance acaricidal activity of acaricides against Tetranychus cinnabarinus by directly inhibiting the transcription of a cuticle protein gene

GO is a promising synergistic agent of acaricides against mite pests, and the mechanism of synergistic effects of GO on acaricides was directly inhibiting the transcription of a CPR gene.

Graphical abstract: Graphene oxide–acaricide nanocomposites advance acaricidal activity of acaricides against Tetranychus cinnabarinus by directly inhibiting the transcription of a cuticle protein gene
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Interaction of beta-lactoglobulin and bovine serum albumin with iron oxide (α-Fe2O3) nanoparticles in the presence and absence of pre-adsorbed phosphate

Dynamic changes in the secondary structures of BSA and β-LG observed when adsorbed onto nanoscale α-Fe2O3 surfaces. Adsorbed phosphate, a common oxyanion found in the environment, impacts protein surface coverage and modulates protein structure.

Graphical abstract: Interaction of beta-lactoglobulin and bovine serum albumin with iron oxide (α-Fe2O3) nanoparticles in the presence and absence of pre-adsorbed phosphate
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Effects of ingested nanocellulose and nanochitosan materials on carbohydrate digestion and absorption in an in vitro small intestinal epithelium model

Cellulose and chitosan nanomaterials, which have many potential agri-food and pharmaceutical applications, variably modulated amylolysis in simulated digestions of starch and increased glucose absorption in an in vitro intestinal epithelium.

Graphical abstract: Effects of ingested nanocellulose and nanochitosan materials on carbohydrate digestion and absorption in an in vitro small intestinal epithelium model
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Effects of rhamnolipid biosurfactant on the dissolution and transport of silver nanoparticles in porous media

The effects of nanoscale silver (nAg) particles on subsurface microbial communities can be influenced by the presence of biosurfactants, which have been shown to alter nanoparticle surface properties.

Graphical abstract: Effects of rhamnolipid biosurfactant on the dissolution and transport of silver nanoparticles in porous media
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Extracellular interactions between graphene nanosheets and E-cadherin

Modes and consequences of extracellular interactions between graphene nanosheets and E-cadherin are revealed by molecular dynamics simulations.

Graphical abstract: Extracellular interactions between graphene nanosheets and E-cadherin
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Unique interplay between Zn2+ and nZnO determined the dynamic cellular stress in zebrafish cells

Nano-ZnO with low extracellular dissolution stimulates high lysosomal accumulation and ROS production and exhibits greater cytotoxicity than dissolved Zn2+.

Graphical abstract: Unique interplay between Zn2+ and nZnO determined the dynamic cellular stress in zebrafish cells
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Functionalized polystyrene nanoplastic-induced energy homeostasis imbalance and the immunomodulation dysfunction of marine clams (Meretrix meretrix) at environmentally relevant concentrations

Functionalized polystyrene nanoplastics inhibit the growth of marine clams (Meretrix meretrix) through energy homeostasis imbalance and immunomodulation dysfunction at environmentally relevant concentrations.

Graphical abstract: Functionalized polystyrene nanoplastic-induced energy homeostasis imbalance and the immunomodulation dysfunction of marine clams (Meretrix meretrix) at environmentally relevant concentrations
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Nanoparticles of cerium, iron, and silicon oxides change the metabolism of phenols and flavonoids in butterhead lettuce and sweet pepper seedlings

The aim of the study was to determine the effects of CeO2, Fe2O3, and SiO2 nanoparticles on the metabolism of phenols and flavonoids and the antioxidant status of butterhead lettuce and sweet pepper seedlings.

Graphical abstract: Nanoparticles of cerium, iron, and silicon oxides change the metabolism of phenols and flavonoids in butterhead lettuce and sweet pepper seedlings
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Rational design of a FRET-based nanoprobe of gold-conjugated carbon dots for simultaneous monitoring and disruption of Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilm through selective detection of virulence factor pyocyanin

Fluorescent nanoprobe for detection of pyocyanin to monitor Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilm formation.

Graphical abstract: Rational design of a FRET-based nanoprobe of gold-conjugated carbon dots for simultaneous monitoring and disruption of Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilm through selective detection of virulence factor pyocyanin
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Surface modification mediates the interaction between fullerene and lysozyme: protein structure and antibacterial activity

Hydrophilic surface modification enhanced the interaction between fullerene and lysozyme to induce more protein conformational changes and enzyme activity loss.

Graphical abstract: Surface modification mediates the interaction between fullerene and lysozyme: protein structure and antibacterial activity
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Improving the utilization rate of foliar nitrogen fertilizers by surface roughness engineering of silica spheres

Silica spheres were successfully used to improve the utilization rate of foliar nitrogen fertilizers on leaves by surface roughness engineering.

Graphical abstract: Improving the utilization rate of foliar nitrogen fertilizers by surface roughness engineering of silica spheres
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Open Access Paper

Mechanistic insights into toxicity pathways induced by nanomaterials in Daphnia magna from analysis of the composition of the acquired protein corona

Secreted corona composition of Ag and TiO2 NMs, evaluated after 7 days of continuous exposure to daphnids, provides important insights into the biological pathways perturbed by the NMs.

Graphical abstract: Mechanistic insights into toxicity pathways induced by nanomaterials in Daphnia magna from analysis of the composition of the acquired protein corona
Open Access Paper

Alleviation of nitrogen stress in rice (Oryza sativa) by ceria nanoparticles

This study explored the potential of ceria nanoparticles (CeO2 NPs) to alleviate stress in hydroponic rice caused by low N (LN) and high N (HN) stresses.

Graphical abstract: Alleviation of nitrogen stress in rice (Oryza sativa) by ceria nanoparticles
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A high-throughput method to characterize the gut bacteria growth upon engineered nanomaterial treatment

We developed a DNA-based quantification (DBQ) method in a 96-well plate format. The applicability of this method for several types of ENMs was proved in both pure bacterial culture and in vitro human gut microbiome community.

Graphical abstract: A high-throughput method to characterize the gut bacteria growth upon engineered nanomaterial treatment
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Comparative physiological and metabolomics analysis reveals that single-walled carbon nanohorns and ZnO nanoparticles affect salt tolerance in Sophora alopecuroides

Using physiology and metabolome analyses, we showed the promoting effects of single-walled carbon nanohorns and ZnO nanoparticles on plant growth and salt tolerance in Sophora alopecuroides seedlings.

Graphical abstract: Comparative physiological and metabolomics analysis reveals that single-walled carbon nanohorns and ZnO nanoparticles affect salt tolerance in Sophora alopecuroides
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Enhanced sieving of cellulosic microfiber membranes via tuning of interlayer spacing

Functionally active membranes made of cellulosic microfibers (CMFs) have emerged as promising sorbents for the removal of nano-sized pollutants from water.

Graphical abstract: Enhanced sieving of cellulosic microfiber membranes via tuning of interlayer spacing
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Copper sulfide nanoparticles suppress Gibberella fujikuroi infection in rice (Oryza sativa L.) by multiple mechanisms: contact-mortality, nutritional modulation and phytohormone regulation

This study demonstrates that synthesized copper sulfide nanoparticles with a rapid Cu dissolution rate can suppress Gibberella fujikuroi infection in rice (Oryza sativa L.).

Graphical abstract: Copper sulfide nanoparticles suppress Gibberella fujikuroi infection in rice (Oryza sativa L.) by multiple mechanisms: contact-mortality, nutritional modulation and phytohormone regulation
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Facet-dependent reductive dissolution of hematite nanoparticles by Shewanella putrefaciens CN-32

The hematite {001} possessed more adsorption sites, more positive redox potential, and higher conductivity than {100}, resulting that the dissimilatory iron reduction rate of hematite {001} by S. putrefaciens CN-32 was easier than that of {100}.

Graphical abstract: Facet-dependent reductive dissolution of hematite nanoparticles by Shewanella putrefaciens CN-32
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Interaction of nano-quantum dots (CdSe@ZnS) and extracellular proteins in activated sludge revealed by bio-nano science

This work describes a novel approach for the purification of extracellular proteins (EP) from activated sludge, and provides an insight into the interaction between NPs and actual EP in the active sludge (AS) system.

Graphical abstract: Interaction of nano-quantum dots (CdSe@ZnS) and extracellular proteins in activated sludge revealed by bio-nano science
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A 3D soil-like nanostructured fabric for the development of bacterial biofilms for agricultural and environmental uses

Creation of beads-and-fibres 3D nanoscaffolds mimicking the typical architecture of soils at microscale and nanoscale for the development of bacterial biofilms for agricultural and environmental applications.

Graphical abstract: A 3D soil-like nanostructured fabric for the development of bacterial biofilms for agricultural and environmental uses
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Realistic polyethylene terephthalate nanoplastics and the size- and surface coating-dependent toxicological impacts on zebrafish embryos

The preparation of realistic polyethylene terephthalate nanoplastics and the preliminary toxicological assessment of the as-prepared PET NPs in zebrafish embryos was carried out.

Graphical abstract: Realistic polyethylene terephthalate nanoplastics and the size- and surface coating-dependent toxicological impacts on zebrafish embryos
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Emerging investigator series: molecular mechanisms of plant salinity stress tolerance improvement by seed priming with cerium oxide nanoparticles

Engineered nanomaterials interfaced with plant seeds can improve stress tolerance during the vulnerable seedling stage.

Graphical abstract: Emerging investigator series: molecular mechanisms of plant salinity stress tolerance improvement by seed priming with cerium oxide nanoparticles
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Open Access Paper

Biological effects of allergen–nanoparticle conjugates: uptake and immune effects determined on hAELVi cells under submerged vs. air–liquid interface conditions

An allergen–nanoparticle interaction study was performed using hAELVi cells grown under submerged vs. air–liquid interface culture conditions. Choice of cellular models showed impact on the investigation of uptake kinetics and inflammatory responses.

Graphical abstract: Biological effects of allergen–nanoparticle conjugates: uptake and immune effects determined on hAELVi cells under submerged vs. air–liquid interface conditions
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Carbon-based nanomaterials alter the composition of the fungal endophyte community in rice (Oryza sativa L.)

The composition of the rice endophyte community was investigated as affected by reduced graphene oxide (rGO), multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs), and fullerene (C60) at 10–250 mg L−1 under hydroponic conditions.

Graphical abstract: Carbon-based nanomaterials alter the composition of the fungal endophyte community in rice (Oryza sativa L.)
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Dual roles of glutathione in silver nanoparticle detoxification and enhancement of nitrogen assimilation in soybean (Glycine max (L.) Merrill)

Glutathione can alleviate the silver nanoparticle-induced phytotoxicity and enhance the nitrogen assimilation in soybean.

Graphical abstract: Dual roles of glutathione in silver nanoparticle detoxification and enhancement of nitrogen assimilation in soybean (Glycine max (L.) Merrill)
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Sulfidation attenuates the adverse impacts of metallic nanoparticles on anammox from the perspective of chronic exposure

The risks of metallic nanoparticles (MNPs) in anammox have attracted increasing attention; however, how sulfidation, an important environmental transformation process, affects their toxicity potential is unclear.

Graphical abstract: Sulfidation attenuates the adverse impacts of metallic nanoparticles on anammox from the perspective of chronic exposure
Open Access Paper

Nuclear translocation of silver ions and hepatocyte nuclear receptor impairment upon exposure to silver nanoparticles

Upon exposure to non-toxic concentration of silver nanoparticles, only the ionic form of silver is found in the nucleus leading to an endocrine disruptor-like effect.

Graphical abstract: Nuclear translocation of silver ions and hepatocyte nuclear receptor impairment upon exposure to silver nanoparticles
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Efficacy of chitosan/double-stranded RNA polyplex nanoparticles for gene silencing under variable environmental conditions

Chitosan/dsRNA polyplex nanoparticles have shown great potential as insect biocontrol agents. Here, we show that polyplex nanoparticles have their gene silencing capacity altered by environmental variables.

Graphical abstract: Efficacy of chitosan/double-stranded RNA polyplex nanoparticles for gene silencing under variable environmental conditions
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Open Access Paper

Interaction of silver nanoparticles with antioxidant enzymes

This paper revealed that the changes in the protein conformation and the dissolution of silver nanoparticles depended on the protein structure and could result in different degrees of enzymatic activity modulation.

Graphical abstract: Interaction of silver nanoparticles with antioxidant enzymes
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Trophic transfer and biomagnification of fullerenol nanoparticles in an aquatic food chain

Understanding the trophic transfer and biomagnification potential of nanomaterials in aquatic food chains is crucial for assessing the environmental risks of such materials.

Graphical abstract: Trophic transfer and biomagnification of fullerenol nanoparticles in an aquatic food chain
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The fate of CdS quantum dots in plants as revealed by extended X-ray absorption fine structure (EXAFS) analysis

The use of quantum dots (QDs) is widespread and as such, the potential risk associated with their dispersion in the environment has stimulated research on their interaction with potential sensitive receptors.

Graphical abstract: The fate of CdS quantum dots in plants as revealed by extended X-ray absorption fine structure (EXAFS) analysis
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Underlying mechanisms of reactive oxygen species and oxidative stress photoinduced by graphene and its surface-functionalized derivatives

Graphene can be modified by different functional groups through various transformation processes in the environment.

Graphical abstract: Underlying mechanisms of reactive oxygen species and oxidative stress photoinduced by graphene and its surface-functionalized derivatives
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Single-molecule determination of the phase- and facet-dependent adsorption of alginate on iron oxides

Single-molecule determination provides the energetics and mechanisms of the origin of the phase- or facet-dependent adsorption of alginate on iron oxides.

Graphical abstract: Single-molecule determination of the phase- and facet-dependent adsorption of alginate on iron oxides
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Identification of toxicity effects of Cu2O materials on C. elegans as a function of environmental ionic composition

C. elegans worms encountering Cu2O particles can either avoid and survive or they can ingest them and experience toxic effects. Phosphate induces particle oxidation and Cu ion precipitation, improving survival even after ingestion.

Graphical abstract: Identification of toxicity effects of Cu2O materials on C. elegans as a function of environmental ionic composition
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Plug-and-play safe-by-design production of metal-doped tellurium nanoparticles with safer antimicrobial activities

A plug-and-play continuous flow system was developed for convenient and green production of heterogeneous tellurium nanoparticles with safer antimicrobial activity.

Graphical abstract: Plug-and-play safe-by-design production of metal-doped tellurium nanoparticles with safer antimicrobial activities
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Emerging investigator series: protein adsorption and transformation on catalytic and food-grade TiO2 nanoparticles in the presence of dissolved organic carbon

The adsorption and unfolding behavior of bovine serum albumin onto catalytic- and food-grade titanium dioxide nanoparticles is dependent on the surface chemistry of the nanoparticles and their environmental exposure history.

Graphical abstract: Emerging investigator series: protein adsorption and transformation on catalytic and food-grade TiO2 nanoparticles in the presence of dissolved organic carbon
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Progressive stress response of the anaerobic granular sludge to nickel nanoparticles: experimental investigations and mathematic modelling

Long-term exposure to Ni-NPs induced progressive and unrecoverable inhibition of the activity of the AGS.

Graphical abstract: Progressive stress response of the anaerobic granular sludge to nickel nanoparticles: experimental investigations and mathematic modelling
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Mechanistic studies on the antibacterial behavior of Ag nanoparticles decorated with carbon dots having different oxidation degrees

The antibacterial mechanism of CDs@AgNPs is interpreted clearly in the perspective of nano/cell interface interactions.

Graphical abstract: Mechanistic studies on the antibacterial behavior of Ag nanoparticles decorated with carbon dots having different oxidation degrees
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