Mitigation of Amyloidosis with Nanomaterials – a review
Publications | June 12, 2019

CBNS member Dr Pu-Chun Ke published a review on Mitigation of Amyloidosis with Nanomaterials in Advanced Materials. The paper was co-authored by CBNS members Ms Emily Pilkington, Mr Ibrahim Javed, Dr Aleksandr Kakinen and CBNS Director Professor Tom Davis.

 

Abstract

Amyloidosis is a biophysical phenomenon of protein aggregation with biological and pathogenic implications. Among the various strategies developed to date, nanomaterials and multifunctional nanocomposites possessing certain structural and physicochemical traits are promising candidates for mitigating amyloidosis in vitro and in vivo. The mechanisms underpinning protein aggregation and toxicity are introduced, and opportunities in materials science to drive this interdisciplinary field forward are highlighted. Advancement of this emerging frontier hinges on exploitation of protein self‐assembly and interactions of amyloid proteins with nanoparticles, intracellular and extracellular proteins, chaperones, membranes, organelles, and biometals.