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Biomimetic and Bioinspired Nanomaterials

ISBN: 978-3-527-32167-4
586 pages
September 2010
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The book series Nanomaterials for the Life Sciences, provides an in-depth overview of all nanomaterial types and their uses in the life sciences.

Each volume is dedicated to a specific material class and covers fundamentals, synthesis and characterization strategies, structure-property relationships and biomedical applications. The series brings nanomaterials to the Life Scientists and life science to the Materials Scientists so that synergies are seen and developed to the fullest.

Written by international experts of various facets of this exciting field of research, the series is aimed at scientists of the following disciplines: biology, chemistry, materials science, physics, bioengineering, and medicine, together with cell biology, biomedical engineering, pharmaceutical chemistry, and toxicology, both in academia and fundamental research as well as in pharmaceutical companies.

VOLUME 7 - Biomimetic and Bioinspired Nanomaterials

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Preface
The Gecko and Its Adhesion Capabilities
The Physics of Gecko Adhesion
Fabrication Methods for Gecko-Inspired Adhesives
Measuring Adhesion
What Have We Learned About Fibrillar Adhesives?
Applications in the Life Sciences
Summary and Future Perspectives
TOOTH-INSPIRED NANOCOMPOSITES
Introduction
Enamel
Dentin
Summary and Future Perspective
BIOINSPIRED NANOMATERIALS FOR TISSUE ENGINEERING
Introduction
Biomimetic Material Properties
Nanofiber Scaffold Fabrication Methods
Modification of Nanofibrous Scaffolds
Biological Effects of Nanofibers
Conclusions
BIOMIMETIC AND BIOINSPIRED SELF-ASSEMBLED PEPTIDE NANOSTRUCTURES
Introduction
Peptide-Based Self-Assembling Nanomaterials
Matrices for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
Virus-Based and Virus-Inspired Nanomaterials
Biomimetic Nanotubes
BIOINSPIRED LAYERED NANOMATERIALS IN MEDICAL THERAPY
Introduction
Features of Layered Nanomaterials
Layered Nanomaterials in Medical Applications
Toxicity
Conclusions
BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMIMETIC SYNTHESIS OF METAL NANOMATERIALS
Introduction
Synthesis of Au/Ag Nanomaterials by Whole Organisms
Synthesis of Au/Ag Nanomaterials by Biomolecule Mixtures
Synthesis of Au/Ag Nanomaterials by Proteins
Synthesis of Au/Ag Nanomaterials by Amino Acids/Peptides
Conclusions
BIOMIMETIC NANOSENSORS AND NANOACTUATORS
Introduction
Three-Dimensional Fabrication of BNNs
Electrically Induced Robotic Actuation
Distributed Nanosensing and Transduction
Modeling and Simulation
BIOMIMETIC NANOTECHNOLOGY
Introduction
Biocrystal Growth via Environmentally Friendly Nature-Mimetic Processing
Biomimetic Morphology Control of Metal Oxides and Their Site-Selective Immobilization
Application of Biomimetic Super-Hydrophobic Surfaces to Micropatterning of Biomolecules
Summary and Outlook
BIOMIMETIC APPROACHES TO SELF-ASSEMBLY OF NANOMATERIALS
Introduction
Self-Assembly
Polypeptide-Based Nanomaterials
Self-Assembly of Hybrid Nanomaterials
Nanoparticle Assembly in Biodiagnostics
Conclusions and Outlook
BIOMIMETIC ARTIFICIAL NANOSTRUCTURED SURFACES
Introduction
Learning from Nature: Properties of Natural Nanostructured Surfaces
Fabrication of Biomimetic Artificial Nanostructures
Applications of Biomimetic Artificial Nanostructures
Conclusions and Future Outlook
NATURAL AND MODIFIED NANOMATERIALS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL APPLICATIONS
Introduction
Aluminosilicate Nanomaterials
Environmental Applications of Aluminosilicate Nanomaterials
Assessment of Aluminosilicate Nanomaterials for Environmental Applications
Summary and Future Perspectives
S-LAYER PROTEIN LATTICES STUDIED BY SCANNING FORCE MIRCOSCOPY
Introduction
Description of S-Layer Proteins
S-Layer Protein Microstructures
S-Layer Protein Reassembly at Interphases
S-Layer Proteins Lattices with Functional Groups for Recognition Imaging and Molecule Templating
Reassembly of S-Layer Proteins on Solid Supports with Modified Surface Properties
Applications
Summary and Conclusions
NANOSCALE DEFORMATION MECHANISMS IN BIOLOGICAL TISSUES
Introduction
Approaches to Investigating Nanoscale Deformation of Biocomposites
Nanoscale Deformation Mechanisms in Mineralized Tissues
Deformation in Hypermineralized Systems: Enamel and Abalone Nacre
Mechanics of the All-Organic Nanocomposite of the Wood Cell Wall
Summary and Outlook
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Challa Kumar is currently the Director of Nanofabrication & Nanomaterials at the Center for Advanced Microstructures and Devicees (CAMD), Baton Rouge, USA. He is also the President and CEO of Magnano Technologies, a company established to commercialize nanomaterials for applications in life sciences. His research interests are in developing novel synthetic methods, including those based on microfluidic reactors, for multifunctional nanomaterials. He has also been involved in the development of innovative therapeutic & diagnostic tools based on nanotechnology. He has eight years of industrial R&D experience working for Imperial Chemical Industries and United Breweries. He is the founding Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Biomedical Nanotechnology, published by American Scientific Publishers and Series editor for the ten-volume book series, Nanotechnologies for the Life Sciences (NtLS), published by Wiley-VCH.
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"The book would be an appropriate supplementary text for teaching at the upper undergraduate or graduate levels and should find a useful place on the reference shelves of most bionanotechnology laboratories." (Journal of the American Chemical Society, 14 March 2011)
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