Multifunctional nano-bio materials within cellular machinery

E. A. Rozhkova, I. V. Ulasov, D. H. Kim, N. M. Dimitrijevic, V. Novosad, S. D. Bader, M. S. Lesniak, T. Rajh

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Functional nanoscale materials that possess specific physical or chemical properties can leverage energy transduction in vivo. Once these materials integrate with biomolecules they combine physical properties of inorganic material and the biorecognition capabilities of bio-organic moieties. Such nanobio hybrids can be interfaced with living cells, the elementary functional units of life. These nanobio systems are capable of bio-manipulation or actuation via altering intracellular biochemical pathways. Thus, nanobio conjugates are appealing for a wide range of applications from the life sciences and nanomedicine to catalysis and clean energy production. Here we highlight recent progress in our efforts to develop smart nanobio hybrid materials, and to study their performance within cellular machinery under application of external stimuli, such as light or magnetic fields.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)899-908
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Journal of Nanoscience
Issue number4-5
StatePublished - Aug 2011
Externally publishedYes


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  • cancer cells
  • ferromagnets
  • magneto-mechanical actuation
  • spin vortex state

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Bioengineering
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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