Special Issue "Interaction between Nano-Structure Materials and Cells"

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A special issue of International Journal of Molecular Sciences (ISSN 1422-0067). This special issue belongs to the section "Material Sciences and Nanotechnology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2013)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Akiyoshi Taniguchi
1 Advanced Medical Materials Group, Biomaterials Center, National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), 1-1 Namiki, Tsukuba-shi Ibaraki, 305-004 Japan
2 Wased University-NIMS Joint Graduate Program, 1-1 Namiki, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan
E-Mail: taniguchi.akiyoshi@nims.go.jp
Phone: +81 29 860 4505
Fax: +81 29 860 4714
Interests: cell- based biosensor; nanotoxicology; in vitro co-culture; microfluidics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The interactions between human cells and biomaterials are one of the substantial studies to produce novel biomaterials with enhanced cells integration properties. As living cells in their native environment, are embedded in complex, well defined organic matters called “extracellular matrix” ECM. The ECM possesses the essential physical and biochemical cues that trigger the optimum cellular behaviors. The individual ECM molecules, such as collagen moieties, which are a fibrous protein with a triple helical structure, are approximately 300 nm long and 1.5 nm wide. These helices are assembled into fibrils that extend for tens of micrometers in length and have diameters between 260 and 410 nm. Therefore, micro/nano-texturing features of ECM provide the essential cues that deeply influence cell morphology, migration, adhesion, and proliferation. Consequently, modification of biomaterial surface texturing and topography would provide an excellent mean to control cellular functions. Nanotechnology now could mimic the unique ECM structures. Study of interaction between Nano-structure materials and cells will be provide useful information for biofunctional materials development.  This new special issue “Interaction between Nano-structure materials and cells” will include research papers and review articles reflecting the most recent progresses and challenges in this dynamic research area.

Prof. Akiyoshi Taniguchi
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • nanopatterning
  • nanomaterials
  • nanoparticles
  • cellular response
  • cell function
  • nanotoxicology
  • biomaterials
  • tissue engineering

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p. 4442-4452
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2014, 15(3), 4442-4452; doi:10.3390/ijms15034442
Received: 28 January 2014; in revised form: 6 March 2014 / Accepted: 10 March 2014 / Published: 13 March 2014
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p. 4299-4317
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2014, 15(3), 4299-4317; doi:10.3390/ijms15034299
Received: 18 November 2013; in revised form: 14 February 2014 / Accepted: 25 February 2014 / Published: 11 March 2014
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p. 2142-2156
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2014, 15(2), 2142-2156; doi:10.3390/ijms15022142
Received: 9 December 2013; in revised form: 15 January 2014 / Accepted: 22 January 2014 / Published: 29 January 2014
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2014, 15(2), 2075-2086; doi:10.3390/ijms15022075
Received: 22 November 2013; in revised form: 21 January 2014 / Accepted: 22 January 2014 / Published: 28 January 2014
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p. 1812-1825
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2014, 15(2), 1812-1825; doi:10.3390/ijms15021812
Received: 21 November 2013; in revised form: 2 January 2014 / Accepted: 20 January 2014 / Published: 24 January 2014
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p. 1590-1605
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2014, 15(1), 1590-1605; doi:10.3390/ijms15011590
Received: 9 December 2013; in revised form: 3 January 2014 / Accepted: 6 January 2014 / Published: 22 January 2014
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p. 1511-1524
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2014, 15(1), 1511-1524; doi:10.3390/ijms15011511
Received: 6 December 2013; in revised form: 15 January 2014 / Accepted: 16 January 2014 / Published: 21 January 2014
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p. 21613-21628
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2013, 14(11), 21613-21628; doi:10.3390/ijms141121613
Received: 23 August 2013; in revised form: 4 October 2013 / Accepted: 17 October 2013 / Published: 31 October 2013
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2013, 14(7), 13154-13170; doi:10.3390/ijms140713154
Received: 9 May 2013; in revised form: 10 June 2013 / Accepted: 17 June 2013 / Published: 26 June 2013
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