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Reduction of nanoparticle load in cells by mitosis but not exocytosis

Bourquin, Joël ; Septiadi, Dedy ; Vanhecke, Dimitri ; Balog, Sandor ; Steinmetz, Lukas ; Spuch-Calvar, Miguel ; Taladriz-Blanco, Patricia ; Petri-Fink, Alke ; Rothen-Rutishauser, Barbara

In: ACS Nano, 2019, vol. 13, no. 7, p. 7759–7770

The long-term fate of biomedically relevant nanoparticles (NPs) at the single cell level after uptake is not fully understood yet. We report that lysosomal exocytosis of NPs is not a mechanism to reduce the particle load. Biopersistent NPs such as nonporous silica and gold remain in cells for a prolonged time. The only reduction of the intracellular NP number is observed via cell division,...

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Revealing the role of epithelial mechanics and macrophage clearance during pulmonary epithelial injury recovery in the presence of carbon nanotubes

Septiadi, Dedy ; Abdussalam, Wildan ; Rodriguez‐Lorenzo, Laura ; Spuch‐Calvar, Miguel ; Bourquin, Joël ; Petri‐Fink, Alke ; Rothen‐Rutishauser, Barbara

In: Advanced Materials, 2018, vol. 30, no. 52, p. 1806181

Wound healing assays are extensively used to study tissue repair mechanisms; they are typically performed by means of physical (i.e., mechanical, electrical, or optical) detachment of the cells in order to create an open space in which live cells can lodge. Herein, an advanced system based on extensive photobleaching‐induced apoptosis; providing a powerful tool to understand the repair...

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Carbon nanodots: Opportunities and limitations to study their biodistribution at the human lung epithelial tissue barrier

Durantie, Estelle ; Barosova, Hana ; Drasler, Barbara ; Rodriguez-Lorenzo, Laura ; Urban, Dominic A. ; Vanhecke, Dimitri ; Septiadi, Dedy ; Hirschi-Ackermann, Liliane ; Petri-Fink, Alke ; Rothen-Rutishauser, Barbara

In: Biointerphases, 2018, vol. 13, no. 6, p. 06D404

Inhalation of combustion-derived ultrafine particles (≤0.1 μm) has been found to be associated with pulmonary and cardiovascular diseases. However, correlation of the physicochemical properties of carbon-based particles such as surface charge and agglomeration state with adverse health effects has not yet been established, mainly due to limitations related to the detection of carbon...

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A novel sample holder for 4D live cell imaging to study cellular dynamics in complex 3D tissue cultures

Septiadi, Dedy ; Bourquin, Joel ; Durantie, Estelle ; Petri-Fink, Alke ; Rothen-Rutishauser, Barbara

In: Scientific Reports, 2018, vol. 8, no. 1, p. 9861

Three dimensional (3D) co-cultures to mimic cellular dynamics have brought significant impacts in tissue engineering approaches for biomedical research. Herein, we present a novel sample holder combined with time-lapse fluorescence imaging technique, referred as 4D live cell imaging, allowing direct visualization of various cells up to 24 hours. We further extended our approach to monitor...

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Nanoparticle–cell interaction: a cell mechanics perspective

Septiadi, Dedy ; Crippa, Federica ; Moore, Thomas Lee ; Rothen-Rutishauser, Barbara ; Petri-Fink, Alke

In: Advanced Materials, 2018, p. -

Progress in the field of nanoparticles has enabled the rapid development of multiple products and technologies; however, some nanoparticles can pose both a threat to the environment and human health. To enable their safe implementation, a comprehensive knowledge of nanoparticles and their biological interactions is needed. In vitro and in vivo toxicity tests have been considered the gold...

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Biodistribution of single and aggregated gold nanoparticles exposed to the human lung epithelial tissue barrier at the air-liquid interface

Durantie, Estelle ; Vanhecke, Dimitri ; Rodriguez-Lorenzo, Laura ; Delhaes, Flavien ; Balog, Sandor ; Septiadi, Dedy ; Bourquin, Joel ; Petri-Fink, Alke ; Rothen-Rutishauser, Barbara

In: Particle and Fibre Toxicology, 2017, vol. 14, p. 49

The lung represents the primary entry route for airborne particles into the human body. Most studies addressed possible adverse effects using single (nano)particles, but aerosolic nanoparticles (NPs) tend to aggregate and form structures of several hundreds nm in diameter, changing the physico-chemical properties and interaction with cells. Our aim was to investigate how aggregation might...