Special Issue "Advances in Biominerals"
A special issue of Minerals (ISSN 2075-163X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2012)
Prof. Dr. David Post Allison
Department of Biochemistry and Cellular and Molecular Biology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996-0840, USA
Phone: +1 865 241 8394
Interests: biomaterials; biomineralization; bioremediation; nanomedicine; biomimetics
The interaction of minerals with all biological species, including humans, is fundamental to a variety of processes that we attribute to living. This would include organism directed processes such as fabrication of skeletal structures, locomotion, and metabolism that come under the general heading of biomineralization. These processes are usually controlled from the nanometer to the macroscopic scale with examples being diatoms forming a silica skeleton from silicic acid or mammals integrating minerals into bone. Nanotechnology is a second area where minerals through designed applications could be interfaced with organics to improve living systems, for example, in health applications. The purpose of this special issue “Advances in Biomaterials” is to publish recent advances in research where minerals have been integrated into biological systems either by nature or by design. By definition this covers a broad area of research where biomaterials have impacted biomineralization, nanotechnology, nanomedicine, bioremediation and biomimetics.
Although it is requested that authors submit papers that deal with the general topics, indicated both above and in the keywords, we are also open to new innovative applications that might be included in this general description.
Prof. Dr. David Post Allison
- natural synthesis
- directed synthesis
Minerals 2012, 2(4), 338-364; doi:10.3390/min2040338
Received: 20 March 2012; in revised form: 5 September 2012 / Accepted: 26 September 2012 / Published: 29 October 2012| Download PDF Full-text (543 KB) | View HTML Full-text | Download XML Full-text
Minerals 2012, 2(2), 118-128; doi:10.3390/min2020118
Received: 8 February 2012; in revised form: 23 March 2012 / Accepted: 15 May 2012 / Published: 23 May 2012| Download PDF Full-text (419 KB) | View HTML Full-text | Download XML Full-text | Supplementary Files
Article: Biochemical Change at the Setting-up of the Crossed-Lamellar Layer in Nerita undata Shell (Mollusca, Gastropoda)
Minerals 2012, 2(2), 85-99; doi:10.3390/min2020085
Received: 28 January 2012; in revised form: 24 February 2012 / Accepted: 21 March 2012 / Published: 29 March 2012| Download PDF Full-text (2006 KB)
Article: Influence of the Depth on the Shape and Thickness of Nacre Tablets of Pinctada margaritifera Pearl Oyster, and on Oxygen Isotopic Composition
Minerals 2012, 2(1), 55-64; doi:10.3390/min2010055
Received: 1 February 2012; in revised form: 24 February 2012 / Accepted: 9 March 2012 / Published: 19 March 2012| Download PDF Full-text (1730 KB) | View HTML Full-text | Download XML Full-text
Article: Fits and Misfits in Organic Matrix Analyses: Case of the Soluble Matrices of the Nacreous Layer of Pinctada margaritifera (Mollusca)
Minerals 2012, 2(1), 40-54; doi:10.3390/min2010040
Received: 17 January 2012; in revised form: 16 February 2012 / Accepted: 17 February 2012 / Published: 27 February 2012| Download PDF Full-text (1819 KB) | View HTML Full-text | Download XML Full-text
Review: Layered Growth and Crystallization in Calcareous Biominerals: Impact of Structural and Chemical Evidence on Two Major Concepts in Invertebrate Biomineralization Studies
Minerals 2012, 2(1), 11-39; doi:10.3390/min2010011
Received: 16 January 2012; in revised form: 2 February 2012 / Accepted: 13 February 2012 / Published: 27 February 2012| Download PDF Full-text (5106 KB) | View HTML Full-text | Download XML Full-text
Article: Initial Assemblage of Bacterial Saccharic Fibrils and Element Deposition to Form an Immature Sheath in Cultured Leptothrix sp. Strain OUMS1
Minerals 2011, 1(1), 157-166; doi:10.3390/min1010157
Received: 9 November 2011; in revised form: 30 November 2011 / Accepted: 8 December 2011 / Published: 14 December 2011| Download PDF Full-text (2536 KB) | View HTML Full-text | Download XML Full-text | Supplementary Files
Last update: 27 February 2014