Special Issue "Nanoparticles in Immunology"
A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2017)
A/Prof. Dr. Neil M. O'Brien-Simpson
Oral Health CRC, Melbourne Dental School, 720 Swanston Street, The University of Melbourne, Carlton Victoria 3010, Australia
Interests: particle delivery; targeted particle systems; chemical biology; antimicrobial peptides; vaccines; mucosal immunology; T cell immunity; innate immunity
Recent developments in nanotechnology have led to a wide range of nanomaterials, with the purpose of interacting with the immune system. These novel nanomaterials are designed as carriers for a drug or antigen cargo to stimulate or suppress the immune system, encompass targeting moieties, such as peptides or antibodies, to direct material to certain cells to enhance immunity or imaging of immune system compartments. Furthermore, the inherent properties of nanomaterials are being used, enhanced, or altered to effect routes of application, delivery, and release of cargo.
This Special Issue of Nanomaterials will capture the current knowledge in this area, through original research and reviews so as to provide critical dialogue in synthesis of nanomaterials for a specific immunological applications.
Prof. Dr. Neil M. O'Brien-Simpson
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- immune response
- antigen delivery
- mucosal immunity
- immune targeting