Background: The ever-growing exploitation of nanotechnology in the agro-food sector increases the human oral exposure to engineered nanoparticles (ENPs, diameter <100nm)1. It has been estimated that a person consumes trillions of food-related ENPs every day2. The published literature concerning the safety of oral exposure to food-related ENPs provides insufficient reliable data to allow a clear safety assessment. Objective: The two-year project NanoGut funded by Fondazione Cariplo aims to elucidate the effects of sub-lethal concentrations of food-related ENPs on the gut interactive ecosystem and potential toxicity mechanisms, and create the scientific know-how to develop leading edge methodologies vital for the nanosafety assessment. Methods: The interactive gut ecosystem in vitro model is composed by: 1) Caco-2 intestinal epithelial cell; 2) anaerobic mono- and multi-species intestinal biofilm; 3) a probiotic bacterium. Silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) are used as related-food ENP models. The acute and chronic effects of sub-lethal concentrations of AgNPs on the gut ecosystem are investigated. Conclusions: NanoGut will develop a consolidated framework to address nano-related risks and the management of these risks for human health. References: [1]Powell JJ et al. 2010 J Autoimmun 34:226 [2]Mahler GJ et al. 2012 Nat Nanotechnol 7:264

NanoGut : unraveling the effects of food-related engineered NANO particles on the GUT interactive ecosystem / C. Cattò, E. Garuglieri, F. Villa, F. Cappitelli. ((Intervento presentato al convegno Human Gut Microbiome and Diseases tenutosi a Milano nel 2015.

NanoGut : unraveling the effects of food-related engineered NANO particles on the GUT interactive ecosystem

C. Cattò
Primo
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E. Garuglieri
Secondo
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F. Villa;F. Cappitelli
Ultimo
2015-06

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Background: The ever-growing exploitation of nanotechnology in the agro-food sector increases the human oral exposure to engineered nanoparticles (ENPs, diameter <100nm)1. It has been estimated that a person consumes trillions of food-related ENPs every day2. The published literature concerning the safety of oral exposure to food-related ENPs provides insufficient reliable data to allow a clear safety assessment. Objective: The two-year project NanoGut funded by Fondazione Cariplo aims to elucidate the effects of sub-lethal concentrations of food-related ENPs on the gut interactive ecosystem and potential toxicity mechanisms, and create the scientific know-how to develop leading edge methodologies vital for the nanosafety assessment. Methods: The interactive gut ecosystem in vitro model is composed by: 1) Caco-2 intestinal epithelial cell; 2) anaerobic mono- and multi-species intestinal biofilm; 3) a probiotic bacterium. Silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) are used as related-food ENP models. The acute and chronic effects of sub-lethal concentrations of AgNPs on the gut ecosystem are investigated. Conclusions: NanoGut will develop a consolidated framework to address nano-related risks and the management of these risks for human health. References: [1]Powell JJ et al. 2010 J Autoimmun 34:226 [2]Mahler GJ et al. 2012 Nat Nanotechnol 7:264
Biofilm; Silver nanoparticles; gut ecosystem
Settore AGR/16 - Microbiologia Agraria
NanoGut : unraveling the effects of food-related engineered NANO particles on the GUT interactive ecosystem / C. Cattò, E. Garuglieri, F. Villa, F. Cappitelli. ((Intervento presentato al convegno Human Gut Microbiome and Diseases tenutosi a Milano nel 2015.
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