Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology

Peptides and Peptide-based Biomaterials and their Biomedical Applications

Editors: Sunna, Anwar, Care, Andrew, Bergquist, Peter (Eds.)

  • Fast-moving and rapidly expanding research area, which promises to be one of the most significant fields of research in applied biomedicine
  • Highlights new developments in the applications of peptide and peptide-based biomaterials in biomedicine
  • Introduces readers to direct applications and translational research at the interface between materials science, protein chemistry and biomedicine
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Solid-binding peptides have been used increasingly as molecular building blocks in nanobiotechnology as they can direct the assembly and functionalisation of a diverse range of materials and have the ability to regulate the synthesis of nanoparticles and complex nanostructures. Nanostructured materials such as β-sheet fibril-forming peptides and α-helical coiled coil systems have displayed many useful properties including stimulus-responsiveness, modularity and multi-functionality, providing potential technological applications in tissue engineering, antimicrobials, drug delivery and nanoscale electronics. The current situation with respect to self-assembling peptides and bioactive matrices for regenerative medicine are reviewed, as well as peptide-target modeling and an examination of future prospects for peptides in these areas.

About the authors

Anwar Sunna is an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Sciences at Macquarie University (MQ), Sydney, Australia. He obtained a PhD from the Hamburg University of Technology in Germany. He was manager of the Environmental Biotechnology Co-operative Research Centre at MQ and later was the recipient of the prestigious Vice-Chancellor's Innovation Fellowship. His recent research has been on the interaction between biomolecules and inorganic compounds including new synthetic peptide linkers with applications in the functionalisation of nanoparticles, bioimaging and cancer therapy. Anwar is a member of the MQ Biomolecular Discovery and Design Research Centre, MQ Biosecurity Futures Research Centre, Australian Research Council (ARC) Training Centre for Molecular Technology in the Food Industry and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale BioPhotonics. He is also one of the directors of Synthetic Biology Australasia.
Andrew Care is a Research Fellow in the ARC Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale BioPhotonics, a transdisciplinary research centre that aims to develop innovative nanotechnologies to investigate complex living systems. He obtained his PhD from Macquarie University (MQ) in Sydney, Australia. Andrew is also a member of both the MQ Biomolecular Discovery and Design Research Centre and the MQ BioFocus Research Centre. His current research is focused on the development of engineered biomolecules, including solid-binding peptides, to control the self-assembly and biofunctionalisation of materials and biomolecules in a range of biomedical and biotechnological applications.
Peter Bergquist is Emeritus Professor in the Biomolecular Discovery and Design Research Centre at Macquarie University and Emeritus Professor in the Department of Molecular Medicine & Pathology at The University of Auckland Medical School. He has a PhD and DSc from the University of Auckland in New Zealand and has been a Postdoctoral Fellow and Research Fellow at Harvard Medical School, Yale and Oxford Universities and a Visiting Fellow at New York University School of Medicine. His recent publications reflect research performed with the Environmental Biotechnology Co-operative Research Centre in Australia and he developed research expertise in gas phase catalysis and biofunctionalisation of inorganic matrices containing silica. He has been on the editorial boards of several significant journals such as Applied and Environmental Microbiology and Journal of Bacteriology.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • The Current Role of Cell-Penetrating Peptides in Cancer Therapy

    Lucia Feni, Ines Neundorf

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  • Molecular Engineering of Conus Peptides as Therapeutic Leads

    James T. Daniel, Richard J. Clark

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  • Empowering the Potential of Cell-Penetrating Peptides for Targeted Intracellular Delivery via Molecular Self-Assembly

    Yejiao Shi, João Conde, Helena S. Azevedo

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  • Uptake Mechanism of Cell-Penetrating Peptides

    Maxime Gestin, Moataz Dowaidar, Ülo Langel

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  • Peptides as Bio-inspired Molecular Electronic Materials

    John Horsley, et al.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Peptides and Peptide-based Biomaterials and their Biomedical Applications
Editors
  • Anwar Sunna
  • Andrew Care
  • Peter Bergquist
Series Title
Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
Series Volume
1030
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-66095-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-66095-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-66094-3
Series ISSN
0065-2598
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 300
Number of Illustrations and Tables
37 b/w illustrations, 74 illustrations in colour
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