2

Nanparticles Prevent Toxic Properties of Pesticides

News Date : 2016-09-15 Visit : 551

Iranian scientists studied antioxidant and antibiotic effects of magnesium oxide nanoparticles to evaluate their antiseptic potential

TEHRAN (INIC)- Iranian scientists from Pharmaceutical Sciences Research Center of Tehran University of Medical Sciences studied antioxidant and antibiotic effects of magnesium oxide nanoparticles to evaluate their antiseptic potential.


Results of the research can be used in various aspects of medical sciences, pharmaceutics and tissue engineering.


Organophosphorous toxicants are widely used in agriculture in some countries. However, they risk human health as well as eliminating pests and insects. Therefore, it is necessary to reduce toxicity of the toxicants to improve human health and safety.


Magnesium oxide nanoparticles are metal oxide particles widely used in various industries such as pharmaceutics, cosmetics, food packaging, medical industry and electronics. Reasonable price, biocompatibility, non-toxicity and high thermal stability are the advantages of these particles. This research studied the antioxidant and antibiotic capacity of magnesium oxide nanoparticles against one of the most common organophosphorous toxicants on lymphocyte extracted from human blood.


According to studies, magnesium oxide has different and reverse properties in comparison with the toxic state at nanometric dimensions and micrometric concentrations. The application of these nanoparticles in line with chlorpyrifos toxicant increases the resistance of cells against the toxicant, and it neutralizes toxicity of the toxicant to be used as an antioxidant and antibiotic.


Results showed that magnesium oxide nanoparticles control effectiveness paths of chlorpyrifos, and they neutralize negative and harmful effects of the toxicant on human lymphocytes.


Results of the research have been published in Research Journal of Medical Sciences, vol. 20, issue 11, 2015, pp. 1021-1031.