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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

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
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
From the themed collection: Nanomaterials in air
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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
From the themed collection: Nano-bio interactions
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
From the themed collection: Nano-bio interactions
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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
Paper

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
From the themed collection: Nano-bio interactions
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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
From the themed collection: Environmental Science: Nano Cover Art
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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
Paper

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
From the themed collection: Nano-bio interactions
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
From the themed collection: Nano-bio interactions
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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.)
From the themed collection: Nano-bio interactions
Paper

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
From the themed collection: Nano-bio interactions
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
From the themed collection: Nano-bio interactions
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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
Paper

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
Paper

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
From the themed collection: Nano-bio interactions
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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
From the themed collection: Nano-bio interactions
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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
From the themed collection: Nano-bio interactions
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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
From the themed collection: Nano-bio interactions
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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
From the themed collection: Nano-bio interactions
Open Access Paper

Protein corona formed on silver nanoparticles in blood plasma is highly selective and resistant to physicochemical changes of the solution

Highlighted are the protein properties determining protein binding to the silver nanoparticle surface.

Graphical abstract: Protein corona formed on silver nanoparticles in blood plasma is highly selective and resistant to physicochemical changes of the solution
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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
From the themed collection: Nano-bio interactions
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A study on the dependence of bacteria adhesion on the polymer nanofibre diameter

Analysing the dependence of bacteria adhesion on the diameter of nanofibres to improve cell-to-material adhesion for target applications.

Graphical abstract: A study on the dependence of bacteria adhesion on the polymer nanofibre diameter
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