Nandi Chen, Taojunfeng Su, Zhe Cheng* and Feifei An* Pages 2349 - 2361 ( 13 )
Background and Objective: Bio-soft material, a class of derivatives of the natural or synthetic material, is getting more and more prevalent in biomedical researches and applications due to the advantages such as in-vivo biodegradation, good water solubility and designable targeting ability. With the presence of bio-soft materials, the drug nanocrystal can be easily generated and aggregated in a feasible process. Given the promising application of the bio-soft material in biological and chemical research, it is valuable to discuss the crucial step in designing bio-soft materials and analyze the emerging properties of bio-soft materials.
Methods: A comprehensive literature survey in the field of bio-soft material development and analysis has been conducted. The collected data and figures were meticulously analyzed and interpreted.
Results: In this review, the details of bio-soft materials based nanocrystal were demonstrated in three sections with respect to different materials. In each section, the pros and cons for each bio-soft material and its derivatives were elaborately listed and discussed.
Conclusion: The review enables an insightful discussion about the properties and the applications of existing biosoft material. It may contribute to the further researches about bio-soft material development and analysis.
Nanocrystal, nucleic acid, peptide, protein, albumin, ferritin.
Department of Radiology, Molecular Imaging Innovations Institute (MI3), Weill Cornell Medicine, New York, NY 10065, Proteomics and Metabolomics Core Facility, Weill Cornell Medicine, New York, NY 10021, Proteomics and Metabolomics Core Facility, Weill Cornell Medicine, New York, NY 10021, Department of Radiology, Molecular Imaging Innovations Institute (MI3), Weill Cornell Medicine, New York, NY 10065