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Colloids in Biotechnology

1st Edition

Edited by Monzer Fanun

CRC Press

547 pages | 174 B/W Illus.

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Description

Colloids show great potential in a wide variety of applications, including drug delivery and medical imaging, and the design and fabrication of colloid systems has attracted considerable interest in the research community. Colloids in Biotechnology describes developments in the field of biotechnological applications in the past decade and bridges the gap between these research efforts and commercially viable options.

Highlights the role of colloids in a plethora of biotechnical applications

Striking a balance between theory and experiment, between principles and applications, and between molecular and physical approaches to the subject, the book assembles contributions from an international community of colloid scientists to provide a comprehensive reference on the role of colloids in biotechnology and biomedicine. The authors discuss new types of biosurfactants; mixtures of surfactants; and peptides, proteins, and polyelectrolytes. They also describe the formation and properties of magnetic colloids and review their applications in chemical biology and medicine. They highlight current progress in the design of self-assembled materials for biotechnology, and they also cover the formation of nanofibres and the use of sol-gel technology in biology.

Contains contributions from a diverse team of researchers

The chapter authors have been given the freedom to present the spectrum of the relevant science, from pure to applied, in their particular topic. The compilation of this vast experience makes this text a valuable reference for those working in research and development in a range of technologies as well as academic scientists in the colloid and surface science field.

Table of Contents

Amphiphilic Biopolymers: DNA and Cellulose, B. Lindman

Mode of Interaction of Artificial Pulmonary Surfactant with an Amphiphilic α-Helical Peptide at the Air/Water Interface, H. Nakahara, S. Lee, and O. Shibata

Supramolecular Assemblies Formed by Self-Assembling Peptides, C. Dejugnat and T. Zemb

Physicochemical Characterization of Anisotropic Molecules (Polyelectrolytes and Proteins) in Bulk Solutions, B. Jachimska

Lysine-Based Surfactants, R. Pons, M. del Carmen Moran, M. R. Infante, A. Pinazo, and L. Perez

Synthesis of Proteins in Cell-Free Systems, M. Wang and M. He

Nonfood Applications of Milk Proteins: A Review, D. Kalicka, D. Najgebauer-Lejko, and T. Grega

The Role of Colloidal Delivery Systems in DNA Genetic Therapeutics, J. Ho, M. K. Danquah, Y. Huang, and S. Liu

Affinity Magnetic Beads for Chemical Biology and Medicine, Y. Iizumi, Y. Kabe, M. Hatakeyama, S. Sakamoto, and H. Handa

Extracellular Biological Synthesis of Gold Nanoparticles, K. Badri Narayanan and N. Sakthivel

Gold Nanoparticles Conjugated to Peptides, G. Ferro-Flores, B. E. Ocampo-Garcia, F. de Maria Ramirez, C. E. Gutierrez-Wing, C. Arteaga de Murphy, and C. L. Santos-Cuevas

Bioadhesive Microspheres and Its Biotechnological and Pharmaceutical Applications, J. K. Patel

Microencapsulation of Probiotic Cells, T. Heidebach, E. Leeb, P. Forst, and U. Kulozik

Structuring of Emulsions by Tailoring the Composition of Crystalline Emulsifier, A. Macierzanka and H. Szeląg

Multiple Emulsions in Biomedical and Biotechnological Applications, O. Ozer and G. Kantarci

Multiple Emulsion–Solvent Evaporation Technique, T. Feczko

Microemulsions in Biotechnology and Pharmacy: An Overview, A. Misra, K. Florence, M. Lalan, and T. Shah

Biocompatible Microemulsions, M. Fanun

Hyaluronan-Based Nanofibers, M. Pekař, V. Velebný, and H. Bilerová

Sol–Gel Materials for Biotechnological and Bioengineering Applications, R. Gupta and A. Kumar

Index

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MED009000
MEDICAL / Biotechnology
SCI010000
SCIENCE / Biotechnology
SCI013050
SCIENCE / Chemistry / Physical & Theoretical