Driving Forces and Consequences of the Adsorption of Proteins to Carbon Nanotubes
Different strategies used to biofunctionalize CNTs with proteins, from direct physical adsorption on pristine CNTs to chemical treatments to achieve covalent interaction, are described. The discussion is focused on the consequences of the adsorption process on the structure and properties of both proteins and CNTs. On this base, recent developments in CNTs-proteins based biosensors (electrochemical and optical) and drug delivery systems are reviewed.
M. Vallet-Regí and M. Vila
M. F. Mora et al., "Driving Forces and Consequences of the Adsorption of Proteins to Carbon Nanotubes", Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 441, pp. 75-94, 2010