Hepatic Injuries Induced by Engineered Nanomaterials

  • Jianbo Jia
  • Bing YanEmail author
Part of the Nanomedicine and Nanotoxicology book series (NANOMED)


The production, usage, and disposal of engineered nanomaterial (ENM)-based products inevitably increased their environmental accumulation and human exposures. Liver is the major organ for deposition of ENMs after their clearance from the circulation system. Accumulation of ENMs in liver may cause hepatic oxidative stress, inflammation, DNA damage, hepatocyte death, as well as liver fibrosis in healthy populations. In subpopulations with various liver diseases, such effects may be aggravated. Critical factors such as properties of ENMs, animal experimental protocols, and status of liver are discussed, as well as possible future directions.


ENMs Hepatic injury Environmental exposures Physicochemical properties Oxidative stress Inflammation 



This work was supported by the National Key Research and Development Program of China (2016YFA0203103), the National Natural Science Foundation of China (91543204 and 91643204), the Strategic Priority Research Program of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (XDB14030401) and the Natural Science Foundation of Shandong Province (ZR2014BM026).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Chemistry and Chemical EngineeringShandong UniversityJinanChina
  2. 2.School of EnvironmentJinan UniversityGuangzhouChina

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