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Fig. 3 | Journal of Nanobiotechnology

Fig. 3

From: Quantifying engineered nanomaterial toxicity: comparison of common cytotoxicity and gene expression measurements

Fig. 3

Dose-dependent decrease in mitochondrial function assay for cells treated with CdSe QDs and increase in mitochondial function for cells exposed to InP QDs. NHBE cells were incubated with increasing concentrations of QDs for 24 h. A significant dose-dependent decrease (p < 0.0001) in mitochondrial function was observed for cells treated with the highest concentrations of CdSe QDs, while a significant increase in mitochondrial function was noted for cells exposed to the highest concentrations of InP QDs, compared to the medium only negative control (NC), shaded horizontal baseline and 0.5% triton-100 positive control. ***p < 0.0001; **p < 0.001; *p < 0.01. All experiments were independently repeated three times (n = 3). Error bars represent standard deviation from the mean (σ), Shaded baseline indicates expanded uncertainty (2σ)

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