Volume 11

Issue 10,2018

(46 articles)


2018, 11(10): 4931–4935
Published: 3 October 2018

Kunyu Qiu§, Phillip G. Durham§, and Aaron C. Anselmo (*)

The human microbiota is routinely exposed to the inorganic nanoparticles present in consumer goods such as clothing, sunscreen, toothpaste, and foods. Here, we review current literature describing the effect of exposure to inorganic nanoparticles on the microbiome.
2018, 11(10): 4936–4954
Published: 13 July 2018

Carolina A. Ferreira, Dalong Ni (*), Zachary T. Rosenkrans, and Weibo Cai (*)

Reactive oxygen and nitrogen species are implicated in various diseases. Herein, we review the intrinsic antioxidant properties, radical-scavenging mechanisms, and in vivo applications of several types of nanoparticles.
2018, 11(10): 4955–4984
Published: 26 May 2018

Yang Lu, Ershuai Zhang, Jianhai Yang, and Zhiqiang Cao (*)

Different strategies to improve micelle stability were reviewed in this work. Specific examples with improved drug delivery efficacy owing to enhanced micelle stability were illustrated.
2018, 11(10): 4985–4998
Published: 1 August 2018

Danielle M. Valcourt1, Jenna Harris2, Rachel S. Riley1, Megan Dang1, Jianxin Wang1, and Emily S. Day1,2,3 ()

This review provides insight into the benefits and limitations of two types of targeted nanoparticle systems under investigation for cancer therapy: bioconjugated nanoparticles and biomimetic nanoparticles.
2018, 11(10): 4999–5016
Published: 17 May 2018

Jianbing Liu1, Zhengang Wang1, Shuai Zhao1,2, and Baoquan Ding1,2 ()

Nucleic acid nanostructures have been rationally designed as delivery vehicles for gene therapies based on RNA interference, CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing, gene expression, or CpG-based immunostimulation.
2018, 11(10): 5017–5027
Published: 23 May 2018

Xiangqian Jia, Luyao Wang, and Juanjuan Du ()

While holding vast promise for the treatment of many disorders, biopharmaceuticals still face critical challenges. In situ polymerization provides an appealing and promising platform to improve the pharmacological characteristics of biopharmaceuticals.
2018, 11(10): 5028–5048
Published: 16 May 2018

Adedokun A. Adedoyin and Adam K. Ekenseair ()

This review paper highlights the theory,fabrication and increasing use of magnetic nanoparticles to create biomaterials that are responsive to external magnetic fields for applications in drug delivery, tissue regeneration and artificial muscles.
2018, 11(10): 5049–5064
Published: 14 September 2018

Yongchen Wang1,§, Hanlin Zhu2,§, Huiran Yang3,4,§, Aaron D. Argall5, Lan Luan2, Chong Xie2 (*), and Liang Guo3,6 (*)

Engineered functional neural interfaces serve as essential abiotic–biotic transducers between an engineered system and the nervous system. This review covers the exciting developments and applications of functional neural interfaces that rely on nanoelectrodes, nanotransducers, or bionanotransducers to establish an interface with the nervous system.
2018, 11(10): 5065–5106
Published: 10 July 2018

Ali Ansari1 (*) and P. I. Imoukhuede2 (*)

Modifying surfaces using surface functionalization has recently become much more commonplace, as it enables adaptive or responsive surfaces to be created for more complex testing modalities and biological applications. In this review, we discuss the many applications of surface functionalization techniques to both cell capture and cell isolation modalities, to provide expand the toolset for researchers who would like to adopt them.
2018, 11(10): 5107–5129
Published: 14 September 2018