DNA and RNA Nanobiotechnologies in Medicine: Diagnosis and Treatment of Diseases

  • Volker A. Erdmann
  • Jan Barciszewski

Part of the RNA Technologies book series (RNATECHN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Dhiraj Bhatia, Yamuna Krishnan
    Pages 1-10
  3. Susan Buckhout-White, Mario Ancona, Kelly Boeneman Gemmill, Ellen R. Goldman, Igor L. Medintz
    Pages 11-41
  4. Alessandra Ferlini, Maria Sofia Falzarano
    Pages 43-66
  5. Amit K. Goyal, Goutam Rath, Tarun Garg
    Pages 67-120
  6. Ulhas S. Kadam, Amy C. Lossie, Burkhard Schulz, Joseph Irudayaraj
    Pages 141-162
  7. Mohammed Arif I. Mahmood, Umair J. M. Khan, Samir M. Iqbal
    Pages 163-187
  8. Roza Pawlowska, Paulina Gwozdzinska, Arkadiusz Chworos
    Pages 263-290
  9. Anne Seefeld, Ganesh R. Kokil, Karnaker R. Tupally, Harendra S. Parekh, Dirk-Peter Herten
    Pages 291-328
  10. Max Scheible, Maximilian Weitz, Andrea Mückl, Korbinian Kapsner, Friedrich C. Simmel
    Pages 329-348
  11. Anna Scomparin, Galia Tiram, Ronit Satchi-Fainaro
    Pages 349-372
  12. Ulyana Shimanovich, Aharon Gedanken
    Pages 373-394
  13. Jean-Jacques Toulmé, Carmelo Di Primo, Eric Dausse, Daniel Desmecht, François Cornet, Laurent Azéma
    Pages 425-442
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 443-460

About this book


DNA and RNA nanobiotechnologies have currently reached the status of one of the most dynamic research areas in the field of drug delivery in molecular medicine. Scientists and bio-engineers are creating totally new nanometer-scale structures with unique biological properties for a wide range of medical applications. The book, written by world-leading scientists in this new field, gives an overview of various aspects and applications of DNA and RNA nanotechnologies. These include the design and synthesis of DNA and RNA nanostructures with the aim of using them for different kinds of drug deliveries, for genetic immunization, for metabolite and nucleic acid detection, gene regulation, siRNA delivery for cancer treatment, and even analytical and therapeutic applications of aptamer-based nanoparticles.

This volume will be of interest not only to graduate students and researchers in the field of molecular medicine and molecular biology, but also to chemists interested in the biological fields. As a matter of fact, the book contains so many new and unique approaches to this area of molecular medicine that it may inspire the interested reader to undertake research into nucleic acid nanotechnologies.


DNA Nanotechnologies Nanomedicine Noncoding RNAs Nucleic Acid Aptamers RNA Nanotechnologies RNAi Therapeutics

Editors and affiliations

  • Volker A. Erdmann
    • 1
  • Jan Barciszewski
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Chemistry/BiochemistryFree University BerlinBerlinGermany
  2. 2.Inst. Bioorganic ChemistryPAN PoznanPoznanPoland

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