Biomolecular interactions with nanoparticles : applications for coronavirus disease 2019

Farouq, Mohammed A.H. and Al Qaraghuli, Mohammed M. and Kubiak-Ossowska, Karina and Ferro, Valerie A. and Mulheran, Paul A. (2021) Biomolecular interactions with nanoparticles : applications for coronavirus disease 2019. Current Opinion in Colloid and Interface Science, 54. 101461. ISSN 1359-0294

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    Abstract

    Nanoparticles are small particles sized 1–100 nm, which have a large surface-to-volume ratio, allowing efficient adsorption of drugs, proteins, and other chemical compounds. Consequently, functionalized nanoparticles have potential diagnostic and therapeutic applications. A variety of nanoparticles have been studied, including those constructed from inorganic materials, biopolymers, and lipids. In this review, we focus on recent work targeting the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 virus that causes coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Understanding the interactions between coronavirus-specific proteins (such as the spike protein and its host cell receptor angiotensin-converting enzyme 2) with different nanoparticles paves the way to the development of new therapeutics and diagnostics that are urgently needed for the fight against COVID-19, and indeed for related future viral threats that may emerge.

    ORCID iDs

    Farouq, Mohammed A.H., Al Qaraghuli, Mohammed M. ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1823-6671, Kubiak-Ossowska, Karina, Ferro, Valerie A. ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1967-3603 and Mulheran, Paul A. ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9469-8010;