Research Paper Volume 13, Issue 8 pp 12194—12206

CdSe/ZnS quantum dots exhibited nephrotoxicity through mediating oxidative damage and inflammatory response

CdSe/ZnS QDs caused kidney disorder in mice. (A) The kidney weight coefficient of mice after CdSe/ZnS QDs and/or N-acetylcysteine (NAC, antioxidant) injection. (B) Measurements of biochemical indicators of renal function, including uric acid (UA), urea nitrogen (BUN), creatine (Cr), calcium (Ca) and phosphorus (P), using clinical automatic chemistry analyzer. *P #P

Figure 5. CdSe/ZnS QDs caused kidney disorder in mice. (A) The kidney weight coefficient of mice after CdSe/ZnS QDs and/or N-acetylcysteine (NAC, antioxidant) injection. (B) Measurements of biochemical indicators of renal function, including uric acid (UA), urea nitrogen (BUN), creatine (Cr), calcium (Ca) and phosphorus (P), using clinical automatic chemistry analyzer. *P < 0.05 vs. control group; #P < 0.05 vs. CdSe/ZnS group.