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Assessing Use of Gold Nanoparticles
By: Katie Anderson, Cosmetics & Toiletries
Posted: May 31, 2013, from the June 2013 issue of Cosmetics & Toiletries.
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The team plans to extend its study and further investigate its findings. “We want to see if these nanoparticles are able to suppress differentiation of other stem cells, which will be very important,” noted Mironava. The team also wants to look at the effect of inhibiting adipogenesis. “We want to see if there is a bigger picture; to find out if the suppression of the lipid accumulation, DLK1 protein, whatever else is involved, may actually cause local insulin dependence and diabetes.”
In addition to further investigating the above findings, the team plans to extrapolate the experiment in vivo. “Repeating the experiment with animals has to be done, but right now it is too early to say what is safe for creatures. In vivo studies will allow us to see if we can prevent fat deposition or fat accumulation.”