Reactive oxygen species driven angiogenesis by inorganic nanorods

Chitta Ranjan Patra, Jong Ho Kim, Kallal Pramanik, Livius V. D'Uscio, Sujata Patra, Krishnendu Pal, Ramani Ramchandran, Michael S. Strano, Debabrata Mukhopadhyay

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The exact mechanism of angiogenesis by europium hydroxide nanorods was unclear. In this study we have showed that formation of reactive oxygen species (H2O2 and O2·-) is involved in redox signaling pathways during angiogenesis, important for cardiovascular and ischemic diseases. Here we used single-walled carbon nanotube sensor array to measure the single-molecule efflux of H2O2 and a HPLC method for the determination of O2·- from endothelial cells in response to proangiogenic factors. Additionally, reactive oxygen species-mediated angiogenesis using inorganic nanorods was observed in transgenic (fli1a:EGFP) zebrafish embryos.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4932-4938
Number of pages7
JournalNano Letters
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 9 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering


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