NanoBiotechnology Protocols

  • Sandra J. Rosenthal
  • David W. Wright

Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology™ book series (MIMB, volume 303)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Charles Z. Hotz
    Pages 1-17
  3. Ellen R. Goldman, Hedi Mattoussi, George P. Anderson, Igor L. Medintz, J. Matthew Mauro
    Pages 19-34
  4. John N. Mason, Ian D. Tomlinson, Sandra J. Rosenthal, Randy D. Blakely
    Pages 35-50
  5. Ian D. Tomlinson, John N. Mason, Randy D. Blakely, Sandra J. Rosenthal
    Pages 51-60
  6. Xiaohu Gao, Shuming Nie
    Pages 61-71
  7. R. Griffith Freeman, Paul A. Raju, Scott M. Norton, Ian D. Walton, Patrick C. Smith, Lin He et al.
    Pages 73-83
  8. Alexander Tkachenko, Huan Xie, Stefan Franzen, Daniel L. Feldheim
    Pages 85-99
  9. Lee R. Hirsch, Naomi J. Halas, Jennifer L. West
    Pages 101-111
  10. Sung-Wook Choi, Woo-Sik Kim, Jung-Hyun Kim
    Pages 121-131
  11. Joseph M. Slocik, David W. Wright
    Pages 133-141
  12. Nadrian C. Seeman
    Pages 143-166
  13. Jeffery L. Coffer, Russell F. Pinizzotto, Young Gyu Rho
    Pages 167-178
  14. Rahina Mahtab, Catherine J. Murphy
    Pages 179-190
  15. Timothy E. McKnight, Anatoli V. Melechko, Michael A. Guillorn, Vladimir I. Merkulov, Douglas H. Lowndes, Michael L. Simpson
    Pages 191-208
  16. Sven E. Eklund, Eugene Kozlov, Dale E. Taylor, Franz Baudenbacher, David E. Cliffel
    Pages 209-223
  17. Back Matter
    Pages 224-228

About this book


The combination of nanoscience and biotechnology promises to yield revolutionary biological insights, ranging from receptor function to drug discovery to personal medicine. In NanoBiotechnology Protocols, hands-on experts in nanomaterial synthesis and application describe in detail the key experimental techniques currently employed in novel materials synthesis, dynamic cellular imaging, and biological assays. The authors emphasize diverse strategies to synthesize and functionalize the use of nanoparticles for biological applications. Additional chapters focus on the use of biological components (peptides, antibodies, and DNA) to synthesize and organize nanoparticles to be used as a building block in larger assemblies. These new materials make it possible to image cellular processes for longer durations, leading to high throughput cellular-based screens for drug discovery, drug delivery, and diagnostic applications. Highlights include overview chapters on quantum dots and DNA nanotechnology, and cutting-edge techniques in the emerging nanobiotechnology arena. A value-added compact disk containing color figures is included. The protocols follow the successful Methods in Molecular Biology™ series format, each offering step-by-step laboratory instructions, an introduction outlining the principle behind the technique, lists of the necessary equipment and reagents, and tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls.
Illuminating and cross-disciplinary, NanoBiotechnology Protocols enables novice and experienced researchers alike to quickly come up to speed with both nanomaterials preparation and the use of nanomaterials in biological and medicinal applications.


DNA biotechnology cellular processes drug discovery protein

Editors and affiliations

  • Sandra J. Rosenthal
    • 1
  • David W. Wright
    • 1
  1. 1.The Department of ChemistryVanderbilt UniversityNashville

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Humana Press 2005
  • Publisher Name Humana Press
  • eBook Packages Springer Protocols
  • Print ISBN 978-1-58829-276-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-59259-901-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1064-3745
  • Series Online ISSN 1940-6029
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