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Synthesis of Micro-nanoparticles Using Ultrasound-Responsive Biomolecules

  • Kenji Okitsu
  • Francesca Cavalieri
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Part of the SpringerBriefs in Molecular Science book series (BRIEFSMOLECULAR)

Abstract

The ultrasonic crosslinking of biomacromolecules and biomolecules can be exploited to fabricate micro-nanodevices. In particular, biologically relevant molecules and macromolecules are desirable building blocks for engineering biomaterials. Ultrasonic synthesis, modification, and assembly of biomolecules and biomacromolecules enable the tuning of size, composition, degradability, surface properties, and biofunctionality of micro-nanodevices. Recent achievements in engineering of micro-nanodevices using ultrasound-responsive biomolecules such as proteins, amino acids, and phenolic molecules will be discussed in this section. These recent findings highlight the potential use of high- and low-frequency ultrasound techniques to fabricate innovative platforms for biomedical applications.

Keywords

Protein-shelled microbubbles Phenols oligomerization Tyrosine oligomerization Self-assembly of phenolics 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Graduate School of Humanities and Sustainable System SciencesOsaka Prefecture UniversityOsakaJapan
  2. 2.Department of Chemical EngineeringThe University of MelbourneParkvilleAustralia

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