Nanomaterials: amyloids reflect their brighter side

Nano Reviews & Experiments

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Title Nanomaterials: amyloids reflect their brighter side
 
Creator Mankar, Shruti
Anoop, A.
Sen, Shamik
Maji, Samir Kumar; Assistant Professor
 
Subject Nanotechnology; self-assembly; peptide/protein; fibrils; tissue engineering; stem cells; drug delivery; nanowires
 
Description Amyloid fibrils belong to the group of ordered nanostructures that are self-assembled from a wide range of polypeptides/ proteins. Amyloids are highly rigid structures possessing a high mechanical strength. Although amyloids have been implicated in the pathogenesis of several human diseases, growing evidence indicates that amyloids may also perform native functions in host organisms. Discovery of such amyloids, referred to as functional amyloids, highlight their possible use in designing novel nanostructure materials. This review summarizes recent advances in the application of amyloids for the development of nanomaterials and prospective applications of such materials in nanotechnology and biomedicine. Keywords: Nanotechnology; self-assembly; peptide/protein; fibrils; tissue engineering; stem cells; drug delivery; nanowires (Published: 31 May 2011) Citation: Nano Reviews 2011, 2: 6032 - DOI: 10.3402/nano.v2i0.6032
 
Publisher Co-Action Publishing
 
Contributor DST and CSIR, India
 
Date 2011-05-31
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
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Format application/pdf
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Identifier http://www.nanoreviewsexperiments.net/index.php/nano/article/view/6032
10.3402/nr.v2i0.6032
 
Source Nano Reviews & Experiments; Vol 2 (2011) incl Supplements
2002-2727
 
Language eng
 
Relation http://www.nanoreviewsexperiments.net/index.php/nano/article/view/6032/8578
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http://www.nanoreviewsexperiments.net/index.php/nano/article/view/6032/8579
 

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