Protein-based Engineered Nanostructures

  • Aitziber L. Cortajarena
  • Tijana Z. Grove

Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 940)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Tijana Z. Grove, Aitziber L. Cortajarena
    Pages 1-5
  3. Igor Drobnak, Ajasja Ljubetič, Helena Gradišar, Tomaž Pisanski, Roman Jerala
    Pages 7-27
  4. Elizabeth Magnotti, Vincent Conticello
    Pages 29-60
  5. Sara H. Mejias, Antonio Aires, Pierre Couleaud, Aitziber L. Cortajarena
    Pages 61-81
  6. Joseph A. Frezzo, Jin Kim Montclare
    Pages 143-166
  7. Ashley C. Schloss, Danielle M. Williams, Lynne J. Regan
    Pages 167-177
  8. Nathan A. Carter, Xi Geng, Tijana Z. Grove
    Pages 179-214
  9. Dayn Joseph Sommer, Rafael Alcala-Torano, Zahra Bahrami Dizicheh, Giovanna Ghirlanda
    Pages 215-243
  10. Johannes Raff, Sabine Matys, Matthias Suhr, Manja Vogel, Tobias Günther, Katrin Pollmann
    Pages 245-279
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 285-286

About this book


This book is devoted to the engineering of protein-based nanostructures and nanomaterials. One key challenge in nanobiotechnology is to be able to exploit the natural repertoire of protein structures and functions to build materials with defined properties at the nanoscale using “bottom-up” strategies. This book addresses in an integrated manner all the critical aspects that need to be understood and considered to design the next generation of nano-bio assemblies. The book covers first the fundamentals of the design and features of the protein building blocks and their self-assembly illustrating some of the most relevant examples of nanostructural design. Finally, the book contains a section dedicated to demonstrated applications of these novel bioinspired nanostructures in different fields from hybrid nanomaterials to regenerative medicine. This book provides a comprehensive updated review of this rapidly evolving field.


Nanofabrication Nanomaterials Nanostructural Design Protein Engineering Self-Assembly Bioinspired building blocks Bionanotechnology applications

Editors and affiliations

  • Aitziber L. Cortajarena
    • 1
  • Tijana Z. Grove
    • 2
  1. 1.CIC BiomaGUNEDonostia-San SebastiánSpain
  2. 2.Department of ChemistryVirginia TechBlacksburgUSA

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