NSTI Nanotech 2009

Reactive Nitrogen Species Scavenging Properties of Cerium Oxide Nanoparticles

J.M. Dowding, W. Song, A. Karakoti, S. Seal, E. Bossy-Wetzel, W.T. Self
University Central Florida, US

Keywords: ceria nanoparticles, reactive nitrogen species, antioxidants


In this study, we investigated the ONOO- and NO. scavenging potential of CeO2 nanoparticles. APF assays demonstrate the ability of CeO2 NPs to interact with ONOO- and prevent APF oxidation in a dose dependant manner. Spectrophometric results indicate that CeO2 NPs directly interact with ONOO-. Results from the hemoglobin assay showed that as NOĽ was released, CeO2 NPs did not prevent NOĽ from reacting with HbO2. When cells were pre-treated for 72 h with CeO2 NPs, the cultures showed protection from nitrative stress.
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