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Nanoparticles of barium induce apoptosis in human phagocytes

Overview of attention for article published in International Journal of Nanomedicine, September 2015
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
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  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (95th percentile)

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Title
Nanoparticles of barium induce apoptosis in human phagocytes
Published in
International Journal of Nanomedicine, September 2015
DOI 10.2147/ijn.s90382
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Authors

Adenilda Honorio-França, Luana Mores, Nubia Silva, Eliane Suchara, Eduardo França

Abstract

Nutrients and immunological factors of breast milk are essential for newborn growth and the development of their immune system, but this secretion can contain organic and inorganic toxins such as barium. Colostrum contamination with barium is an important issue to investigate because this naturally occurring element is also associated with human activity and industrial pollution. The study evaluated the administration of barium nanoparticles to colostrum, assessing the viability and functional activity of colostral mononuclear phagocytes. Colostrum was collected from 24 clinically healthy women (aged 18-35 years). Cell viability, superoxide release, intracellular Ca(2+) release, and phagocyte apoptosis were analyzed in the samples. Treatment with barium lowered mononuclear phagocyte viability, increased superoxide release, and reduced intracellular calcium release. In addition, barium increased cell death by apoptosis. These data suggest that nanoparticles of barium in colostrum are toxic to cells, showing the importance of avoiding exposure to this element.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 24 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 4 17%
Librarian 2 8%
Student > Master 2 8%
Researcher 2 8%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 8%
Other 4 17%
Unknown 8 33%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 3 13%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 8%
Environmental Science 2 8%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 8%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 8%
Other 4 17%
Unknown 9 38%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 6. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 27 May 2019.
All research outputs
#5,337,729
of 22,487,039 outputs
Outputs from International Journal of Nanomedicine
#500
of 3,751 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#60,415
of 255,769 outputs
Outputs of similar age from International Journal of Nanomedicine
#7
of 147 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 22,487,039 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done well and is in the 76th percentile: it's in the top 25% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 3,751 research outputs from this source. They receive a mean Attention Score of 4.3. This one has done well, scoring higher than 86% of its peers.
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