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Journal of Environmental Toxicology 2008;23(2):87-91.
토양선충 Caenorhabditis elegans를 이용한 세리아(CeO₂) 독성연구
노지연, 박영권, 최진희
Ecotoxicological Effects of CeO₂ Nanoparticles on Soil Nematode Caenorhabditis elegans
Ji-Yeon Rob , Young-Kwon Park , Jinhee Cboi
ABSTRACT
  In this study, three different sizes of cerium oxide (CeO₂) nanoparticles were synthesized and exposed to Caenorhabditis elegans to investigate the potential harmful effect of CeO₂ nanoparticles on the environment. The effects of the CeO₂ nanoparticles on C. elegans were assessed at multiple levels, such as with respect to stress response gene expression, growth, reproduction and mortality. Moreover, to test the ecotoxicological relevance of CeO₂-induced gene expression. The overall results suggest that CeO₂ nanoparticles may provoke ecotoxicity in C. elegans especially with respect to gene expression, reproduction and survival, which can com-prise an important contribution to knowledge on the ecotoxicity of CeO₂ nanoparticles, about which little data are available. This is particularly valuable in the biomarker research on ecotoxicology, as ecological relevance is a crucial criterion for the applicability of the biomarker in field biomonitoring and ecological risk assessment.
Keywords: ceria; Caenorhabditis elegans; stress related gene expression
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