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Mesoporous silica particles are phagocytosed by microglia and induce a mild inflammatory response in vitro nnm-2022-0026 Suppl File 1

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posted on 2022-08-23, 10:41 authored by Paula Carreras-Dom´ınguez, Chunfang Zhou, Neus Rabaneda-Lombarte, Carme Solà, Jose M Vidal-Taboada, Adam Feiler, Ninnie Abrahamsson, Elena N Kozlova, Josep Saura, Júlia Sala-Jarque, Elisa Garcıa-Lara

Aim: Mesoporous silica particles (MSPs) are broadly used drug delivery carriers. In this study, the

authors analyzed the responses to MSPs of astrocytes and microglia, the two main cellular players in

neuroinflammation. Materials & methods: Primary murine cortical mixed glial cultures were treated with

rhodamine B-labeled MSPs. Results: MSPs are avidly internalized by microglial cells and remain inside the

cells for at least 14 days. Despite this, MSPs do not affect glial cell viability or morphology, basal metabolic

activity or oxidative stress. MSPs also do not affect mRNA levels of key proinflammatory genes; however,

in combination with lipopolysaccharide, they significantly increase extracellular IL-1β levels. Conclusion:

These results suggest that MSPs could be novel tools for specific drug delivery to microglial cells.


Instituto de Salud Carlos III, (Grant / Award Number: 'PI19/05932 ') Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Spain, (Grant / Award Number: 'AC14/00016') Stiftelsen Olle Engkvist Byggmästare, (Grant / Award Number: )


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