The effects of titanium dioxide nanoparticles on ultrastructure of zebrafish testis (Danio rerio)


Kotil T. , AKBULUT C., YÖN ERTUĞ N. D.

MICRON, vol.100, pp.38-44, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 100
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.micron.2017.04.006
  • Journal Name: MICRON
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.38-44
  • Keywords: Nanoparticles titanium dioxide, Zebrafish, Testis, Sertoli cell, Ultrastructure, ZINC-OXIDE NANOPARTICLES, OXIDATIVE STRESS, GENE-EXPRESSION, TERM EXPOSURE, IN-VITRO, MICE, CELLS, AUTOPHAGY, DAMAGE, SPERMATOGENESIS

Abstract

Introduction: Nanotechnology investigates materials at nanoscale level (0.1-100 nm in diameter). There are many commercially nanoproducts such as silver, silicon, titanium, zinc, and gold. They are used in a variety of applications and released to the environment. Titanium dioxide (TiO2) is one of the most commonly used nanoparticles (NP). In this study, the ultrastructural effects of TiO2-NP on zebrafish testis tissue were evaluated.