Nanotechnology is believed to be the next great revolution in biology, medicine, and agriculture. This new volume, Biogenic Nanomaterials: Structural Properties and Functional Applications, explores that trend by providing in a global way updated information on the use and applications of nanobiotechnology, starting from a careful characterization and introduction to the various uses of nanoparticles and nanomaterials, their nanomechanical properties in bacteria, and biomedical applications.
The book goes on to present nanobiotechnology applications in targeted therapy for multiple pathologies, such as cancer, obstructive pulmonary diseases, chronic infectious diseases, as well as its impact on the modulation of the intestinal microbiota.
A special emphasis is also given to the potential of nanobiotechnology in terms of promoting sustainability, such as the ability to improve plant systems in terms of tissue culture, its added value in the transfer of macromolecules to plants, and also in triggering the sustainable exploitation of agriculture, forestry, and food residues, ultimately promoting green nanotechnology.
This book offers a unique perspective and overview of the influences of nanobiotechnology researchers and scientists. It delivers an important resource for existing applications and imminent developments of nanobiotechnology.
Table of Contents
1. Nanoparticles and Nanomaterials: An Update
Anand Ishwar Torvi, Jeyabalan Sangeetha, Arun Kashivishwanath Shettar, Devarajan Thangadurai, and Pradeep Rajole
2. Nanotechnology and Probiotics
Francine Schütz, Sofia Pinheiro, Rita Oliveira, and Pedro Barata
3. Nanocellulose: A Versatile Biopolymer
Lalaji Rathod, Parva Jani, and Krutika Sawant
4. Atomic Force Microscopy Principles and Recent Studies of Imaging and Nanomechanical Properties in Bacteria
H. H. Torres-Ventura, J. J. Chanona-Pérez, L. Dorantes-Álvarez, J. V. Méndez-Méndez, B. Arredondo-Tamayo, P. I. Cauich-Sánchez, and Ana Elena Jiménez-Carmona
5. Nanostructured Biomaterials for Targeted Drug Delivery
Saher Islam, Devarajan Thangadurai, Charles Oluwaseun Adetunji, Olugbenga Samuel Micheal, Wilson Nwankwo, Oseni Kadiri, Osikemekha Anthony Anani, Samuel Makinde, and Juliana Bunmi Adetunji
6. Nanotechnology-Based Delivery Systems for Tyrosine Kinases Inhibitors in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Treatment
Catarina Sousa, Maria Jacob, Amany M. Beshbishy, Gaber E. Batiha, Natália Cruz-Martins, and Maria Gabriela O. Fernandes
7. Nanoparticulate Systems for Lung Cancer Targeted Therapy
Ana Cláudia Pimenta, Luísa Nascimento, and Natália Cruz-Martins
8. Nanoparticle-Based Therapy in Chronic Obstructive and Infectious Lung Diseases: Past, Present, and Future Perspectives
Ana Catarina Moreira, Gaber E. Batiha, Noura H. Abdellah, and Natália Cruz-Martins
9. Nanotechnology: An Approach for Enhancement of Plant System in Terms of Tissue Culture
Sneha Bhandari, Swati Sinha, Tapan K. Nailwal, and Devarajan Thangadurai
10. Various Approaches to Transfer Macromolecules into Plants Using Nanoparticles
Zahra Hajiahmadi, Reza Sayyad, Reza Shirzadian-Khorramabad, and Devarajan Thangadurai
11. Applications of Nanomaterials in Agriculture and Their Safety Aspect
Leo Bey Fen, Ahmad Hazri Abd. Rashid, Nurul Izza Nordin, M. A. Motalib Hossain, Syed Muhammad Kamal Uddin, Mohd. Rafie Johan, and Devarajan Thangadurai
12. Sustainable Exploitation of Agricultural, Forestry, and Food Residues for Green Nanotechnology Applications
Luciano Paulino Silva, Ariane Pandolfo Silveira, Cínthia Caetano Bonatto, Eduardo Fernandes Barbosa, Kelliane Almeida Medeiros, Lívia Cristina De Souza Viol, Tatiane Melo Pereira, Thaís Ribeiro Santiago, Vera Lúcia Perussi Polez, and Victoria Baggi Mendonça Lauria
Devarajan Thangadurai, PhD, is Associate Professor at Karnatak University in South India and Editor-in-Chief of the international journals Biotechnology, Bioinformatics and Bioengineering and Acta Biologica Indica. He has authored/edited over 25 books with national and international publishers and has visited 20 countries in Asia, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East for academic visits, scientific meetings, and international collaborations. He received his PhD in Botany from Sri Krishnadevaraya University in South India as a CSIR Senior Research Fellow with funding from the Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India. He served as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Madeira, Portugal; University of Delhi, India; and ICAR National Research Centre for Banana, India. He is the recipient of a Best Young Scientist Award with a Gold Medal from Acharya Nagarjuna University, India, and the VGST-SMYSR Young Scientist Award of the Government of Karnataka, Republic of India.
Saher Islam, PhD, is an HEC Scholar (Higher Education Commission) of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan at the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore, where she received her BS, MPhil, and PhD degrees in Molecular Biology, Biotechnology and Bioinformatics. She is an IRSIP Scholar at Cornell University, New York, and a Visiting Scholar at West Virginia State University in the USA. She has keen research interests in genetics, molecular biology, biotechnology, and bioinformatics pertaining to animal, dairy, and food science, and has ample hands-on experience in molecular marker analysis, whole genome sequencing, and RNA sequencing. She has visited USA, UK, Singapore, Germany, Italy, and Russia for academic and scientific training, courses, and meetings. She is the recipient of 2016 Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds Travel Grant from the European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Germany. She is the author/co-author of over 50 publications, including journal articles, book chapters, books, and conference presentations.
Jeyabalan Sangeetha, PhD, is Assistant Professor at Central University of Kerala, Kasaragod, South India. She has edited/coedited several books in her research areas, which include environmental toxicology, environmental microbiology, environmental biotechnology, and environmental nanotechnology. She earned her BSc in Microbiology and PhD in Environmental Science from Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, India. She holds an MSc in Environmental Science from Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India. She is the recipient of a Tamil Nadu Government Scholarship and a Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship of the University Grants Commission, Government of India for her doctoral studies. She served as a Dr. D.S. Kothari Postdoctoral Fellow and UGC Postdoctoral Fellow at Karnatak University, Dharwad, South India, during 2012–2016 with funding from the University Grants Commission, Government of India, New Delhi, India.
Natália Cruz-Martins, PhD, is currently an invited professor of the Faculty of Medicine, Researcher at the Laboratory of Neuropsychophysiology, Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences (FPCEUP) and at the Institute for Research and Innovation in Health (i3S), University of Porto, Portugal. She has worked as a university professor since 2017. She was advisor of eight MSc and PhD theses and is member of the evaluation panel of the College of Nutritionists (Porto, Portugal). She has participated in six research projects funded by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT–Portugal) and NORTE2020–Northern Regional Operational Program, and has published more than 120 articles in peer-reviewed, highly reputed international journals (h-index: 21) and eight book chapters and has presented more than 40 communications at national and international conferences. She obtained her BSc in Dietetics and Nutrition and her PhD in Chemical and Biological Engineering under the scope of applied chemistry and biochemistry, food science and nutrition, and clinical microbiology from the University of Minho, Braga, Portugal. She also held several specializations in evidence-based medicine, applied and clinical nutrition, and integrative medicine.