Application of embryonic and adult zebrafish for nanotoxicity assessment

Jiangxin Wang, Xiaoshan Zhu, Yongsheng Chen, Yung Chang

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As an emerging model for toxicological studies, zebrafish has been explored for nanotoxicity assessment. In addition to endpoint examination of embryo/fish mortality and/or developmental disorders, molecular analyses of differential gene expression have also been employed to evaluate toxic effects associated with the exposure to nanomaterials. Here, we describe zebrafish-based assays, including both embryo and adult, for evaluation of nanotoxicity caused by metal oxide nanoparticles (NPs), in particular, zinc oxide (ZnO) and titanium oxide (TiO2) nanoparticles.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMethods in Molecular Biology
Number of pages13
StatePublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameMethods in Molecular Biology
ISSN (Print)10643745


  • Acute
  • Chronic toxicity
  • Microarray
  • Nanoparticles
  • Nanotoxicology
  • Zebrafish embryos

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics
  • General Medicine


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