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Nanobiophysics

Fundamentals and Applications, 1st Edition

Edited by Victor A. Karachevtsev

Jenny Stanford Publishing

434 pages | 16 Color Illus. | 87 B/W Illus.

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Description

Nanobiophysics is a new branch of science that operates at the interface of physics, biology, chemistry, material science, nanotechnology, and medicine. This book is the first one devoted to nanobiophysics and introduces this field with a focus on some selected topics related to the physics of biomolecular nanosystems, including nucleosomal DNA and model lipid membranes, nanobiohybrids involving DNA/RNA and single-walled carbon nanotubes, biomolecules deposited on nanoparticles, and nanostructured surfaces. It describes unique experimental physical methods that are used to study nanosized biostructures. It outlines the applied aspects of nanobiophysics, considering the state of art in the fabrication of two types of sensors: gas sensors, with a focus on breath gas detection, and nanophotonic sensors, with a focus on polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon detection in water samples. It also covers the development of nanoscale scaffolds for delivery of therapeutic nucleic acids to cells, which is an important example of the possible application of nanobiophysics researches in nanomedicine.

Reviews

"Nanoscale materials, their physical and chemical properties, and even their biological effects have emerged as a new major branch of science. Interdisciplinary fields are always intriguing and exciting but also difficult to master. This book is an important contribution by an excellent group of scientists who came together to discuss the most relevant aspects of nanoscale materials from the standpoint of biophysics. It summarizes the new findings and developments in the field. The book is a valuable read for newcomers in the field, specialists in other aspects of nanomaterials, and scientists already working in nanobiophysics."

— Prof. Károly Vékey, Research Centre for Natural Sciences, Hungary

Table of Contents

Quantum-Mechanical Investigations of Non-Covalent Interactions of Carbon Materials

Hybrids of siRNA with Carbon Nanotubes as RNA Interference Instruments

Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes Interfaced with DNA/RNA

Nucleosome as an Example of a Nanosystem Formation: Structural Dynamics of Nucleosomal DNA

Structure Diagnostics of Biorelevant Associates and Complexes in Liquid Nanosystems by Small-Angle Scattering

Liquid Crystal Ordering and Nanostructuring in Model Lipid Membranes

Interactions of Biologically Active Redox-Sensitive Dyes with Nanomaterials: Mass Spectrometric Diagnostics

Nanosized Complexes of Bioorganic Molecules in Low-Temperature Matrices

Kinetics Framework for the Nanoscale Description of Environment-Induced Transition Processes in Biomolecular Structures

Polymer-Mediated Interactions between Nanocolloids and Their Effect on the Coagulation-Fragmentation of Colloid

Point-Contact Sensors and Their Medical Applications for Breath Analysis: A Review

Nanophotonic Sensor for Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon Detection

About the Editor

Victor Alexeevich Karachevtsev is head of the Molecular Biophysics Department and a professor of physics and mathematics at B. Verkin Institute for Low Temperature Physics and Engineering of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (ILTPE), Ukraine. He received his master’s degree in physics (1977) from the University of Kharkov, Ukraine, and obtained his PhD (1986) and Dr. Sci. (1997) in physics and mathematics from ILTPE. He received the State Award of Ukraine in Science and Technology in 2012. His research interests concern the functionalization of carbon nanomaterials with biopolymers, enzymes, proteins, etc., and the developments of their applications in biosensing.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MED009000
MEDICAL / Biotechnology
SCI055000
SCIENCE / Physics
SCI086000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General
TEC021000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Material Science