We studied the effects of single administration of a suspension of magnetomicelles based on carbon-coated iron nanoparticles on the structure of rat lungs within 40 days. Histological analysis revealed a complex of hemodynamic alterations in the lungs. Described changes persisted in the lung stroma from day 1 until day 40, but their intensity decreased by the end of the experiment. Using immunohistochemical Perls reaction we identified cells morphologically corresponding to alveolar and interstitial lung macrophages. The number of Perls+ cells decreased by day 40 of the experiment. Ultrastructural analysis showed endocytosis of modified iron nanoparticles and their accumulation in intracellular digestionorganelles (endo- and lysosomes) of mononuclear phagocyte system cells. Accumulation of magnetomicelles in the lungs was not associated with damage to pneumocytes, macrophages, and blood-air barrier.
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- Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)