Nanotechnological applications in virology

Nanotechnological applications in virology

1st Edition - August 15, 2022

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  • Editors: Mahendra Rai, Alka Yadav
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323995962

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Nanotechnological Applications in Virology explores the use of nanoparticles-based technologies to fight against viruses, also discussing the use of nanoparticles in the preparation of nano masks and as sanitizing agents. The role of nanotechnology against HIV, Hepatitis, Influenza, Herpes, Ebola and Zika using rapid detection and diagnostic techniques is included, as is a brief description of SARS, MERS, the novel Coronavirus, and recent advancements in its treatment process. Other sections cover the formulation of novel nano-vaccines for the treatment and control of viral infections like HIV, Hepatitis and COVID-19. Included toxicological studies of nanoparticles provide readers with a brief overview on global scenarios regarding viral infections. Nanotechnology is the present age technology, with wide usage in different areas of medical science, including drug delivery, gene therapy, antimicrobials, biosensors and bio-labelling. Nanoparticles play a competent role as an anti-infection agent and thus act as efficient antiviral agents.

Key Features

  • Mitochondria as a Key Intracellular Target of Thallium Toxicity presents a new hypothesis that explains the decrease in antioxidant defense in thallium poisoning. In addition, the book proposes a new model for studying the transport of inorganic cations across the inner mitochondrial membrane. Readers will learn about the toxicity of thallium and its compounds, the toxicology of thallium, the toxic thallium effects on cells, and the effects of thallium on mitochondria. This book+J136 lists the pathways and mechanisms of thallium transport into cells and mitochondria. This toxicity has been analyzed at both the cellular and subcellular levels.
  • The increase in human contact with the toxic trace element thallium is associated with developments in industry, the release of this metal into the environment from various rocks, and the use of special isotope techniques for studying the vascular bed.


Post-graduate students, researchers, and scientists working in the field of nanotechnology, nanotechnology-based application technologies and viral infections. Medical researchers and pharmaceutical companies working to develop nano-based detection and diagnostic kits, sanitizing agents, etc. and scientists working on the development of vaccine strategies

Table of Contents

  • 1. Nanotechnology and its potential role against viruses
    2. Nanotechnology based innovations to fight against viral infections
    3. Functionalized metal and metal oxide nanoparticles/nanocomposites against viruses
    4. Unique advantages of nanomaterials in drug delivery and therapy against viruses
    5. Engineered nanoparticles for therapeutic applications
    6. Intranasal delivery of nanoparticles in HIV: A revolution in therapeutics
    7. Application of Nanomaterials as Nanomasks
    8. Nanomaterials as Sanitizing Agents

    Section II Nanotechnology for Detection and Inhibition of Viral Infections
    9. Harnessing nanotechnology for visualizing viruses and host-pathogen interactions
    10. Nanotechnological tools for the inhibition of Ebola, Zika and Herpes Simplex virus
    11. Nanotechnology: New frontiers in anti HIV therapy
    12. Nanoparticles based immunoassays for early and rapid detection of HIV and other viral infections
    13. Nanobiotechnology: The union of Sciences in the fight against viruses

    Section III Nanotechnology against Novel Coronavirus
    14. SARS, MERS and COVID-19: Emerging threats to public health
    15. Origin, evolution and pathogenesis of Corona virus
    16. Recent advancements in diagnosis, treatment and vaccination for COVID-19

    Section IV Nanotechnology-based Vaccines
    17. Nanoformulated vaccines against viral infections: a review
    18. Development of novel vaccines using nanomaterials against COVID-19

    Section V Toxicological challenges
    19. Toxicological considerations of use of nanoparticles in the treatment of viral infections

Product details

  • No. of pages: 400
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2022
  • Published: August 15, 2022
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323995962

About the Editors

Mahendra Rai

Mahendra Rai
Professor Mahendra Rai UGC-BSR Fellow is presently Visiting Professor in Department of Microbiology, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Torun, Poland. Formerly he was Headead at the Department of Biotechnology, Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University at Amravati, Maharashtra, India. He was Visiting Scientist at different Universities like University of Geneva, Switzerland, Debrecen University, University of Campinas, Brazil, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland. His area of expertise includes microbial biotechnology and nanobiotechnology. His present research interests are application of nanobiotechnology in medicine and agriculture, in particular, the use of metallic nanoparticles as a new generation of antimicrobials. He has published more than 450 research papers in India and abroad. In addition, he has edited/authored more than 65 books.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor and Head, Department of Biotechnology, Amravati University, Amravati, Maharashtra, India

Alka Yadav

Dr Yadav PhD has 10 years of experience in publishing research and review articles in high impact factor journals. She has worked as guest reviewer in prestigious science publications such as Springer, Wiley, Taylor and Frances and has been recognized by Elsevier for her article Silver nanoparticles: as a new generation of antimicrobials which has been cited over 5000 times. She has several book chapters along with a process patent to her credit

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Biotechnology, SGB Amravati University, India

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