Special Issue "Self-Assembly, Synthetic and Biomimetic Nanostructures"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (21 January 2022) | Viewed by 11730
Interests: lipid/protein nanoassemblies; liquid crystalline phases; cubosomes; self-assembled nanostructures and nanoparticles with neuroprotective properties; protein- and peptide-based nanomedicines; nanocarriers for macromolecular drug delivery; membrane receptor nanoscale organization; lipids; peptides; BDNF; cyclodextrin; soft nanomaterials; nanocrystallization
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Bioinspired nanostructures comprising innovative one- , two-, or three-dimensional topologies are suitable for the design of advanced biomaterials and novel applications in nanomedicine, pharmaceutics, and diagnostics. Among them, liquid crystalline nanostructures enable the generation of cubosomes, hexosomes, nanosponges, and other nanoporous and multifaceted architectures with a high surface-to-volume ratio. The methods for their fabrication and structural investigations present strong current interest. Various classes of synthetic chemical compounds and natural biomolecules (lipids, peptides, proteins, DNA, RNA, polysaccharides) can be exploited towards that purpose. The structural integrity, biocompatibility, biodegradability, and interactions with cells or biological barriers are questions which need to be addressed in the strategies for the engineering of multifunctional architectures and carriers for therapeutics, regenerative medicine, and membrane-based biosensors.
This Special Issue focuses on new concepts enabling the fabrication of biomimetic nanostructures and multiphase supramolecular assemblies and their structural characterization by high-resolution structural methods. Reports on the capacity of such nanostructures to enhance the bioavailability of encapsulated drugs (small-molecule compounds or therapeutic proteins, peptides, and nucleic acids) will be of special interest.
Dr. Angelina Angelova
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- bioinspired self-assembly
- biomimetic nanostructures
- biomimetic hybrid membranes
- biomimetic interfaces for enzyme immobilization
- biomimetic nanocrystals
- biomimetic nanovesicles
- biomimetic nanotubes
- biomimetic nanopores
- biomimetic sensors