Murine Macrophage RAW264.7 Cells Response for the Carbon Nanotubes Immobilized on Substrate


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The reports on cytotoxic studies of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) increased exponentially. In the present study, we investigate murine macrophage RAW264.7 cell response for the CNTs immobilized on a polystyrene substrate. We prepared CNT-coated dishes, and estimate the interaction of RAW264.7 cells with CNTs by cell adhesion, proliferation assay, and measurement of TNF-α production. As a result, the highest cell adhesion and proliferation was observed on a commercially cell culture polystyrene dish, while CNT-coated dish indicate slightly lower activity of them. Moreover, amount of production of TNF-α on the CNT-coated dishes was considerable lower than that in the case of lipopolysaccharide (LPS) addition as a control. These results indicated that CNT-coated dishes could not show strong cytotoxicity for RAW264.7 cells in vitro.



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T. Akasaka et al., "Murine Macrophage RAW264.7 Cells Response for the Carbon Nanotubes Immobilized on Substrate", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 529-530, pp. 379-384, 2013

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