Journal of Nanomaterials

Nanoscale Biological Materials


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Published

Lead Editor

1Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, Republic of Korea

2New York University, Abu Dhabi, UAE

3Lehigh University, Bethlehem, USA

4Tsinghua University, Beijing, China


Nanoscale Biological Materials

Description

Biological materials at nanoscale such as proteins, antibodies, lipids, and nucleic acids have recently received significant attention due to their importance in understanding biology as well as engineering and materials science. In particular, it is necessary to characterize the microstructures and material properties of nanoscale biological materials at nanoscale not only for understanding in depth their biological role but also for providing design methodologies and techniques to optimize engineering products and systems.

Over the past 20 years, with technological advance in single-molecule experiments and multiscale computer simulations, the function of biological materials has been significantly unveiled. Their functions are found to be related to their microstructures and material properties. Meanwhile, as inspired by some biological materials (e.g., muscle protein, water, and ion channel) that perform excellent mechanical functions, there are notable efforts to develop biomimetic and bioinspired materials with controllable performance.

With recent advancements in the area of nanoscale biological materials as described above, this special issue is aimed towards presenting the current state of arts in understanding the structures, material properties, and functions of nanoscale biological materials including DNA, RNA, protein, lipid, and self-assembled structures made of these building blocks. This special issue is aimed to publish high-quality research articles and review articles addressing the aforementioned aspects of nanoscale biological materials.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Nanoscale biomimetics and bioinspired applications
  • Biosensors
  • Biomolecular assembly
  • Biomechanical response
  • Bioinspired materials
  • Self-assembled biological structures (e.g., protein fibrils, protein films, DNA condensation, and DNA origami) and their characterization
  • Multiscale modeling of structure, dynamics, and assembly of biomaterials
  • Single-molecule techniques for biological material characterization
  • Mechanical tests of biological materials at nanoscale
  • Material properties of biological materials
  • Transport properties of biological molecules
  • Mechanical tests of biological materials at nanoscale
  • Interface between biological molecules and nanomaterials

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 5403560
  • - Editorial

Nanoscale Biological Materials

Kilho Eom | Serdal Kirmizialtin | ... | Zhiping Xu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 5140241
  • - Research Article

Optimal Synthesis of Horizontally Aligned Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes and Their Biofunctionalization for Biosensing Applications

Dawoon Jung | Hyun Woo Park | ... | Jae-Hee Han
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 5873695
  • - Review Article

Nanomechanical Characterization of Amyloid Fibrils Using Single-Molecule Experiments and Computational Simulations

Bumjoon Choi | Taehee Kim | ... | Kilho Eom
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 2860859
  • - Research Article

Lipid Reconstitution-Enabled Formation of Gold Nanoparticle Clusters for Mimetic Cellular Membrane

Jiyoung Nam | Yong-Tae Kim | ... | Yong Ho Kim
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 1863065
  • - Research Article

Effects of End-Terminal Capping on Transthyretin (105–115) Amyloid Protofibrils Using Steered Molecular Dynamics

Myeongsang Lee | Hyunsung Choi | Sungsoo Na
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 6287937
  • - Research Article

Sensitivity Analysis for the Mechanical Properties of DNA Bundles

Young-Joo Kim | Do-Nyun Kim
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 2894089
  • - Review Article

Emerging Utilization of Chrysin Using Nanoscale Modification

Joohee Jung
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 7908345
  • - Research Article

Development of a Time-Dependent Friction Model for Frictional Aging at the Nanoscale

Seung Yub Baek | Kyungmok Kim
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