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BioMed Research International
Volume 2015, Article ID 164980, 12 pages
Research Article

Effect of Clinoptilolite and Sepiolite Nanoclays on Human and Parasitic Highly Phagocytic Cells

1Departamento de Inmunología, Instituto de Investigaciones Biomédicas, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Ciudad Universitaria, 04510 México, DF, Mexico
2Centro de Investigación y Desarrollo Tecnológico, S.A. de C.V., Avenida de los Sauces No. 87, Mz 6, Parque Industrial Lerma, 52000 Toluca, Mexico

Received 1 August 2014; Revised 22 October 2014; Accepted 23 October 2014

Academic Editor: Abraham Landa-Piedra

Copyright © 2015 Yanis Toledano-Magaña et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Supplementary Material

In order to characterize the samples of clinoptilolite and sepiolite NC used in this work, besides the atomic absorption analysis shown in the results section, the pattern of X-ray diffraction and microanalysis performed by SEM were obtained for both samples. Figure S1 shows the peaks corresponding to diffraction planes obtained for clinoptilolite NC (top graph) and sepiolite NC (bottom graph), which when compared with the PDF-2 database from the International Centre for Diffraction Data, match with the data reported for clinoptilolite-Ni (Nickel Aluminium ammonium hydroxide hydrated silicon oxide) and sepiolite, respectively. Figure S2 shows the results of microanalysis performed by SEM of clinoptilolite NC (top graph) and sepiolite NC (bottom graph), which confirm their identity.

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