Journal of Nanomaterials

Biocompatibility and Toxicity of Nanobiomaterials


Publishing date
20 Jul 2012
Status
Published
Submission deadline
02 Mar 2012

Lead Editor

1School of Biological Science and Medical Engineering, Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Beijing, China

2Department of Maxillofacial Biomedical Engineering, School of Dentistry, Kyung Hee University, Yongin-si, Republic of Korea

3Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA

4Department of Biomedical Materials and Engineering, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan


Biocompatibility and Toxicity of Nanobiomaterials

Description

Over the past decades, nanobiomaterials have played significant roles in the field of biomedical engineering and pharmaceutics. The wide variety of nanobiomaterials has encouraged their use in applications including drug delivery systems, imaging systems for diagnosis, tissue engineering, and dental/bone implant. For successful clinical applications, the investigations into biocompatibility and toxicity of nanobiomaterials are research interests of great significances.

To date, many trials have been performed to estimate in vitro and in vivo biocompatibility and toxicity of nanobiomaterials. Based on such preclinical evaluation of biocompatibility and toxicity, current research trends are focused on whether the nanobiomaterials induce toxic effects in human body. For example, some nanomaterials may be uptaken by phagocytic cells of the RES (reticuloendothelial system), to induce the production of reactive oxygen species and cause oxidative stress or preinflammatory cytotoxic activity in the lungs, liver, heart, and brain, etc.

We invite investigators to submit original research articles and review articles that inspire continuous efforts to understand the biocompatibility and toxicity of nanobiomaterials. We are particularly interested in articles describing novel nanobiomaterials design, nanobiomaterials/cell interaction, biocompatibility/toxicity testing protocol, as well as nanobiomaterials degradation. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Biocompatibility of nanobiomaterials
  • Toxicity of nanobiomaterials
  • Interaction between nanobiomaterials and cell/tissue
  • Effect of size, shape, and surface of nanobiomaterials on their biocompatibility and toxicity
  • Immunogenicity of nanobiomaterials
  • Challenges to overcome the toxicity of nanobiomaterials
  • Design of novel biocompatible and biodegradable nanobiomaterials
  • Instrumentation and technology to analyze toxicity of nanobiomaterials

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/jnm/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 591278
  • - Editorial

Biocompatibility and Toxicity of Nanobiomaterials

Xiaoming Li | Sang Cheon Lee | ... | Tsukasa Akasaka
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 526580
  • - Research Article

Properties of Surfactin C-15 Nanopeptide and Its Cytotoxic Effect on Human Cervix Cancer (HeLa) Cell Line

Zahra Nozhat | Asadollah Asadi | Saber Zahri
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 734398
  • - Research Article

In Vitro Cytotoxicity Assay on Gold Nanoparticles with Different Stabilizing Agents

S. Vijayakumar | S. Ganesan
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 614094
  • - Review Article

Biocompatibility and Toxicity of Magnetic Nanoparticles in Regenerative Medicine

H. Markides | M. Rotherham | A. J. El Haj
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 975842
  • - Review Article

Silver Nanoparticles in Alveolar Bone Surgery Devices

Stefano Sivolella | Edoardo Stellini | ... | Barbara Zavan
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 858073
  • - Research Article

In Vitro Biocompatibility of Endodontic Sealers Incorporating Antibacterial Nanoparticles

Itzhak Abramovitz | Nurit Beyth | ... | Yael Houri-Haddad
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 160145
  • - Research Article

Cytotoxicity of Silver Nanoparticles in Human Embryonic Stem Cell-Derived Fibroblasts and an L-929 Cell Line

Hui Peng | Xuehui Zhang | ... | Xuliang Deng
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 512956
  • - Research Article

Toxicity of Aqueous Fullerene nC60 to Activated Sludge: Nitrification Inhibition and Microtox Test

Yongkui Yang | Norihide Nakada | ... | Hiroaki Tanaka
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 721706
  • - Research Article

The Human Stratum Corneum Prevents Small Gold Nanoparticle Penetration and Their Potential Toxic Metabolic Consequences

David C. Liu | Anthony P. Raphael | ... | Tarl W. Prow
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 746960
  • - Research Article

Control of In Vivo Transport and Toxicity of Nanoparticles by Tea Melanin

Yu-Shiun Chen | Yao-Ching Hung | ... | G. Steve Huang
Journal of Nanomaterials
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Acceptance rate49%
Submission to final decision69 days
Acceptance to publication29 days
CiteScore3.200
Impact Factor1.980
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