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Kinetic Control of Microtubule Morphology Obtained by Assembling Gold Nanoparticles on Living Fungal Biotemplates

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Kubo, Andressa M. ; Gorup, Luiz F. ; Amaral, Luciana S. ; Filho, Edson R. ; Camargo, Emerson R.
Total Authors: 5
Document type: Journal article
Source: BIOCONJUGATE CHEMISTRY; v. 27, n. 10, p. 2337-2345, OCT 2016.
Web of Science Citations: 5

Self-assembly of nanoparticles on living biotemplate surfaces is a promising route to fabricate nano- or microstructured materials with high efficiency and efficacy. We used filamentous fungi to fabricate microtubules of gold nanoparticles through a novel approach that consists of isolating the hyphal growth from the nanoparticle media. This improved methodology resulted in better morphological control and faster adsorption kinetics, which reduced the time needed to form homogeneous microtubules and allowed for control of microtubule thickness through successive additions of nanoparticles. Differences in the adsorption rates due to modifications in the chemical identity of colloidal gold nanoparticles indicated the influence of secondary metabolites and growth media in the fungi metabolism, which demonstrated the need to choose not only the fungus biotemplate but also the correct medium to obtain microtubules with superior properties. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 13/07296-2 - CDMF - Center for the Development of Functional Materials
Grantee:Elson Longo da Silva
Support type: Research Grants - Research, Innovation and Dissemination Centers - RIDC
FAPESP's process: 15/13958-3 - Nanocomposite biomaterials based on thermoresponsive HIDROGELS
Grantee:Emerson Rodrigues de Camargo
Support type: Regular Research Grants