Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Title: Synthesis and characterization of single-walled carbon nanotube: Cyto-genotoxicity in Allium cepa root tips and molecular docking studies
Authors: İnce Yardımcı, Atike
İstifli, Erman Salih
Açıkbaş, Yaser
Liman, Recep
Yağmurcukardeş, Nesli
Yılmaz, Selahattin
Ciğerci, İbrahim Hakkı
Uşak Üniversitesi
Çukurova Üniversitesi
Uşak Üniversitesi
Uşak Üniversitesi
Uşak Üniversitesi
Izmir Institute of Technology
Afyon Kocatepe Üniversitesi
Keywords: Allium
Chemical vapor deposition
DNA damage
Molecular docking
Issue Date: 2022
Publisher: Wiley
Abstract: Herein, single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) were synthesized by the thermal chemical vapor deposition (CVD) method, and characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), Raman spectroscopy, dynamic light scattering (DLS), and thermo-gravimetric analysis (TGA). The results indicated that obtained nanotubes were SWCNTs with high crystallinity and their average diameter was 10.15 ± 3 nm. Allium cepa ana–telophase and comet assays on the root meristem were employed to evaluate the cytotoxic and genotoxic effects of SWCNTs by examining mitotic phases, mitotic index (MI), chromosomal aberrations (CAs), and DNA damage. A. cepa root tip cells were exposed to SWCNTs at concentrations of 12.5, 25, 50, and 100 μg/ml for 4 h. Distilled water and methyl methanesulfonate (MMS, 10 μg/ml) were used as the negative and positive control groups, respectively. It was observed that MIs decreased statistically significantly for all applied doses. Besides, CAs such as chromosome laggards, disturbed anaphase–telophase, stickiness and bridges and also DNA damage increased in the presence of SWCNTs in a concentration-dependent manner. In the molecular docking study, the SWCNT were found to be a strong DNA major groove binder showing an energetically very favorable binding free energy of −21.27 kcal/mol. Furthermore, the SWCNT interacted effectively with the nucleotides on both strands of DNA primarily via hydrophobic π and electrostatic interactions. As a result, cytotoxic and genotoxic effects of SWCNTs in A. cepa root meristematic cells which is a reliable system for assessment of nanoparticle toxicology were demonstrated in this study.
Appears in Collections:Chemical Engineering / Kimya Mühendisliği
PubMed İndeksli Yayınlar Koleksiyonu / PubMed Indexed Publications Collection
Scopus İndeksli Yayınlar Koleksiyonu / Scopus Indexed Publications Collection
WoS İndeksli Yayınlar Koleksiyonu / WoS Indexed Publications Collection

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
Microscopy Res Technique - 2022.pdf
  Until 2025-07-01
Article4.52 MBAdobe PDFView/Open    Request a copy
Show full item record

CORE Recommender


checked on Mar 2, 2024


checked on Jan 27, 2024

Page view(s)

checked on Feb 26, 2024

Google ScholarTM



Items in GCRIS Repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.