Special Issue "Protein Adsorption on Materials and Its Applications"

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944). This special issue belongs to the section "Biomaterials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 August 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Sebastien Balme
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European Institute of membranes, University of Montpellier, Place Eugène Bataillon, 34095 Montpellier cedex 5, France
Interests: nanopore; single molecule sensing; nanofluidic; biomimetic interfaces; fluorescence; biosensors; nanoscale biophysics; protein at solid/liquid interfaces

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The protein adsorption at the solid–liquid interface has a long history, from the origin of life to modern high-performance materials for the industry. It is an old but exciting and active field of research thanks to the various applications to solve societal issues in energy, health or water treatment. Usually, protein adsorption is used as a simple route to improve or give properties to many types of materials, such as catalysts for waste matter degradation or biofuel production, biosensors, improving colloid stability, etc. Protein adsorption is sometimes banned, when it induces membrane fouling or a corona around the nanoparticles. Protein adsorption is also the first step in the response to artificial material in the case of the implants or nanoparticle injections. The broad range of types of protein and the lack of a typical behavior make it an endless topic.

The present Special Issue aims to offer a unique platform to discuss all the aspects of Protein Adsorption on Materials. We intend to cover broad applications involving protein adsorption on material, the protein corona, as well as strategies to reduce fouling by protein. We also aim for contributions on the more fundamental aspects of kinetics, the mechanisms of protein adsorption, as well as the impact on their structure and/or properties. Full articles, short communications, or reviews are welcome.

Assoc. Prof. Sebastien Balme
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • protein adsorption
  • protein corona
  • hybrid material
  • enzyme immobilisation
  • catalysis
  • biosensor

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Revealing the Nanoparticle-Protein Corona with a Solid-State Nanopore
Materials 2019, 12(21), 3524; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma12213524 - 28 Oct 2019
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Protein adsorption at the liquid–solid interface is an old but not totally solved topic. One challenge is to find an easy way to characterize the protein behavior on nanoparticles and make a correlation with its intrinsic properties. This work aims to investigate protein [...] Read more.
Protein adsorption at the liquid–solid interface is an old but not totally solved topic. One challenge is to find an easy way to characterize the protein behavior on nanoparticles and make a correlation with its intrinsic properties. This work aims to investigate protein adsorption on gold nanoparticles and the colloidal properties. The protein panel was chosen from different structural categories (mainly-α, mainly-β or mix-αβ). The result shows that the colloidal stability with salt addition does not depend on the structural category. Conversely, using the single nanopore technique, we show that the mainly-α proteins form a smaller corona than the mainly-β proteins. We assign these observations to the lower internal energy of α-helices, making them more prone to form a homogeneous corona layer. Full article
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Protein Adsorption on Materials and Its Applications)
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