Nanobiotechnology: Protein-Nanomaterial Interactions

Authors

  • Ravi S. Kane,

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    1. Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York 12180
    • Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York 12180. (R.S.K.) Ph: 518–276–2536.
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  • Abraham D. Stroock

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    1. Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853
    • Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853. (A.D.S.) Ph: 607–255–4276. Fax: 607–255–9166.
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Abstract

We review recent research that involves the interaction of nanomaterials such as nanoparticles, nanowires, and carbon nanotubes with proteins. We begin with a focus on the fundamentals of the structure and function of proteins on nanomaterials. We then review work in three areas that exploit these interactions: (1) sensing, (2) assembly of nanomaterials by proteins and proteins by nanomaterials, and (3) interactions with cells. We conclude with the identification of challenges and opportunities for the future.

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