Figure 8

Whole body retention of Qdots and ionic zinc in mice (n = 4). Curves indicate fits using a triple exponential decay function for a 3-compartment model. Similar half-lives with different fractions were found for Qdots (0.9, 6, 41 d, with fractions 19.1, 19.6, and 41%) and ZnCl2 (0.3, 6.7, 35 d, 11.9, 41, and 35%). Nevertheless, the difference between the curves is significant (p < 0.05), indicating an incomplete degradation of particles in the liver.

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