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Nano-encapsulation as high pressure devices for folding-unfolding proteins

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)509-511
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Colloid and Interface Science
Volume355
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Mar 2011

Abstract

This communication focuses on the capillary pressure effect in nano-objects. Indeed the change in pressure inside encapsulated biomaterials due to capillary effects can drastically alter the chemical equilibrium and the kinetics of biological reactions. This can potentially be exploited to design specific encapsulations in hollow solid nano-spheres or nano-tubes as carriers to optimise biochemical processes. (C) 2010 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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