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Artificial Protein and Peptide Nanofibers - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780081028506

Artificial Protein and Peptide Nanofibers

1st Edition

Design, Fabrication, Characterization, and Applications

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Editors: Gang Wei Sangamesh G. Kum bar
Paperback ISBN: 9780081028506
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 1st July 2020
Page Count: 475
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Table of Contents

Section I: Fabrication and characterizations of artificial protein and peptide nanofibers

1. Supramolecular self-assembly: a facial way to fabricate protein and peptide nanomaterials

Xuehai Yan

2. Solvent-induced production of amyloid protein and peptide nanofibers

3. Self-Assembly Formation of Protein and Peptide Nanofibers on Surfaces and at Interfaces

Zhiqiang Su and Gang Wei

4. Enzyme-promoted formation of peptide nanofibers

5. Biomedical applications of electrospun amyloid nanofiber matrices

Devina Jaiswal

6. Templated synthesis of protein and peptide nanofibers

7. Novel protein and peptide nanofibrous structures by supramolecular co-assembly

Klaus D. Jandt and Christian Helbing

8. Theoretical simulations of protein and peptide self-assembly

9. Characterization techniques of nanofibers: self-assembly kinetics

Gang Wei

10. Characterization techniques of nanofibers: structure and properties

Section II: Enhanced functions of nanofibers by sequence design and modification

11. Synthesis and characterization of protein and peptides for biomedical applications

Hemantkumar Naik, Shobhit Hemantkumar Kadakeri and Swetha Rudraiah

12. Design of material-recognized nanofibers

13. Amyloid functional nanofibers: from atomic structure to molecular design

Ivo Cristiano Rocha Martins

14. Design of functional nanofibers based on amyloid motifs

Zhiqiang Su

15. Design of amphiphilic nanofibers

Mustafa Guler

16. Nanofiber matrices of protein-mimetic bioactive peptides for biomedical applications

Sethuraman Swaminathan

17. De novo design of peptide nanofibers

Shengjie Ling

18. Composite nanofiber matrices for biomedical applications

Anuradha Subramanian

19. Nanofiber-based hydrogels and aerogels

Aiguo Wu

Section III: Related applications of artificial protein and peptide nanofibers

20. Sensors and biosensors

Chaoxu Li

21. Protein and peptide nanostructures for drug and gene delivery

Uma Maheswari Krishnan

22. Characterization of nanofiber matrices and Cellular bioimaging

Justin L. Brown

23. Protein and peptide nanofiber matrices in regenerative medicine

Xiaojun Yu

24. Fibrous scaffolds for bone tissue engineering

Treena Livingston Arinzeh

25. Photo/electronic nanodevices

26. Assembled Peptide for Biomimetic Catalysis

Mengfan Wang

27. Focusing on the protein/peptide-based new smart materials

Xin Huang

28. Nanofiber matrices for soft tissue engineering

Sangamesh Kumbar


Artificial Protein and Peptide Nanofibers: Design, Fabrication, Characterization, and Applications provides comprehensive knowledge of the preparation, modification and applications of protein and peptide nanofibers. The book reviews the synthesis and strategies necessary to create protein and peptide nanofibers, such as self-assembly (including supramolecular assembly), electrospinning, template synthesis, and enzymatic synthesis. Then, the key chemical modification and molecular design methods are highlighted that can be utilized to improve the bio-functions of these synthetic fibers. Finally, fabrication methods for key applications, such as sensing, drug delivery, imaging, tissue engineering and electronic devices are reviewed.

This book will be an ideal resource for those working in materials science, polymer science, chemical engineering, nanotechnology and biomedicine.

Key Features

  • Reviews key chemical modification and molecular design methods to improve the bio-functions of synthetic peptide and protein nanofibers
  • Discusses the most important synthesis strategies, including supramolecular assembly, electrospinning, template synthesis and enzymatic synthesis
  • Provides information on fabrication of nanofibers for key applications such as sensing, imaging, drug delivery and tissue engineering


Materials Scientists working in biomaterials, nanotechnology, and polymer science. Chemists and Biochemists might also find the book helpful.


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About the Editors

Gang Wei

Gang Wei received his Ph.D from Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China, in 2007. Following the doctoral studies, he worked as the Alexander-von-Humboldt (2007) and Carl-Zeiss (2009) Postdoctoral Fellow at the Friedrich-Schiller-University of Jena, Germany. Since 2012, he has worked as a senior researcher and group leader in Hybrid Materials Interfaces Group at the University of Bremen, Germany. Since Feb 2018, he has been appointed as a guest professor at the Ningbo Institute of Materials Technology and Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences. His research interests include supramolecular self-assembly, biomimetic materials, two-dimensional nanomaterials, sensors and biosensors, as well as single molecule force spectroscopy. Up to now, he has published 100+ peer-reviewed papers in the journals like Chem. Soc. Rev., Prog. Polym. Sci., ACS Nano, Adv. Funct. Mater., Nanoscale Horizons, Nanoscale, Chem. Commun., J. Mater. Chem. B, and others.

Affiliations and Expertise

Group Leader and Senior Researcher, University of Bremen, Bremen, Germany

Sangamesh G. Kum bar

Dr. Kumbar is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Orthopaedic Surgery, Materials Science & Engineering and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Connecticut. His research is focused on synthesis and characterization of novel biomaterials for tissue engineering and drug delivery applications. These polymeric materials namely polysaccharides, polyphosphazenes, polyanhydrides, polyesters as well as blends of two or more of the polymeric materials and composites combining the polymeric materials with ceramics in the form of 3-dimentional porous structures will serve as scaffolds for variety of tissue engineering applications. Dr. Kumbar is an active member of Society for Biomaterials (SFB), Controlled Release Society (CRS), Materials Research Society (MRS) and Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS). Dr. Kumbar is serving as a reviewer for more than 25 journals in the field of biomaterials, drug delivery and tissue engineering. He has recently edited a book “Natural and Synthetic Biomedical Polymers” Elsevier Science & Technology, 2014- ISBN: 978-0-12-396983-5. He is also on the Editorial Board of more than 7 journals in the area of his expertise including Journal of Biomedical Materials Research-Part B, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, and Journal of Biomedical Nanotechnology.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Connecticut Health Center, USA