Callaghan Innovation Research Papers

Back to Research Papers

TitleProtein nanotechnology: What is it?
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsGerrard, J.A.
Series TitleMethods in Molecular Biology
Number of Pages1 - 15
ISBN10643745 (ISSN); 9781627033534 (ISBN)
KeywordsAnimals, article, gold nanoparticle, Humans, Hydrogels, nanobiotechnology, Nanofibers, Nanoparticles, Nanotechnology, nanotube, nanowire, nonhuman, priority journal, protein, protein assembly, Protein Conformation, Protein Engineering, protein structure, Proteins
AbstractProtein nanotechnology is an emerging field that is still defining itself. It embraces the intersection of protein science, which exists naturally at the nanoscale, and the burgeoning field of nanotechnology. In this opening chapter, a select review is given of some of the exciting nanostructures that have already been created using proteins, and the sorts of applications that protein engineers are reaching towards in the nanotechnology space. This provides an introduction to the rest of the volume, which provides inspirational case studies, along with tips and tools to manipulate proteins into new forms and architectures, beyond Nature's original intentions. © 2013 Springer Science+Business Media, New York.

Back to top