Journal of Materials Chemistry B themed issue on Bioinspired Surfaces Engineering for Biomaterials

We are delighted to present this Journal of Materials Chemistry B themed issue on Bioinspired Surfaces Engineering for Biomaterials, guest edited by Professor Jian Ji (Zhejiang University), Professor Kazuhiko Ishihara (The University of Tokyo), Professor Shaoyi Jiang (Cornell University), Professor M. Cristina L. Martins (Universidade do Porto) and Professor G. Julius Vancso (University of Twente).

Understanding the sophisticated functionalities offered by objects and processes found in nature will guide the design of materials with desirable properties to meet challenging applications. Zwitterionic and other materials, inspired by biological structures and functions at different levels (e.g. cell membrane, protein, tissues etc.) have shown great potential in diagnostic, drug delivery and tissue regeneration applications.

This themed issue of Journal of Materials Chemistry B is focused on recent rapid development in bioinspired biomaterials. It aims at covering the recent progress on zwitterionic materials specifically and other bioinspired biomaterials broadly, including properties, applications, and synthesis of bioinspired and zwitterionic materials related to biology and medicine, bioinspired surfaces/interfaces, fabrication and functionality of bioinspired nanoparticles, high-throughput methods and applications in nanomedicine, nanodiagnostics, medical devices, sensors, and scaffolds for tissue regeneration.


All of the articles in the issue are free to access until 8 May 2022. A selection of articles from the issue is provided below.


Introduction to bioinspired surfaces engineering for biomaterials

G. Julius Vancso, Jian Ji, Kazuhiko Ishihara, M. Cristina L. Martins and Shaoyi Jiang

J. Mater. Chem. B, 2022, 10, 2277-2279 DOI: 10.1039/D2TB90044K



Fundamentals and exploration of aggregation-induced emission molecules for amyloid protein aggregation

Yijing Tang, Dong Zhang, Yanxian Zhang, Yonglan Liu, Lirong Cai, Eleanor Plaster and Jie Zheng

J. Mater. Chem. B, 2022, 10, 2280-2295 DOI: 10.1039/D1TB01942B


Antimicrobial peptide-based materials: opportunities and challenges

Akhilesh Rai, Rafaela Ferrão, Paulo Palma, Tatiana Patricio, Paula Parreira, Elsa Anes, Chiara Tonda-Turo, M. Cristina L. Martins, Nuno Alves and Lino Ferreira

J. Mater. Chem. B, 2022, 10, 2384-2429 DOI: 10.1039/D1TB02617H



Bioinspired NO release coating enhances endothelial cells and inhibits smooth muscle cells
Sheng-yu Chen, Jing Wang, Fan Jia, Zhi-da Shen, Wen-bin Zhang, You-xiang Wang, Ke-feng Ren, Guo-sheng Fu and Jian Ji
J. Mater. Chem. B, 2022, 10, 2454-2462 DOI: 10.1039/D1TB01828K

Molecular simulations of zwitterlation-induced conformation and dynamics variation of glucagon-like peptide-1 and insulin
Qi Qiao, Lirong Cai and Qing Shao
J. Mater. Chem. B, 2022, 10, 2490-2496 DOI: 10.1039/D1TB02561A

A natural polysaccharide-based antibacterial functionalization strategy for liquid and air filtration membranes
Ruonan Wu, Mengkai Song, Dandan Sui, Shun Duan and Fu-Jian Xu
J. Mater. Chem. B, 2022, 10, 2471-2480 DOI: 10.1039/D1TB02273C

A biomimetic anti-biofouling coating in nanofluidic channels
Sumire Fukuda and Yan Xu
J. Mater. Chem. B, 2022, 10, 2481-2489 DOI: 10.1039/D1TB02627E

Zwitterionic choline phosphate conjugated folate-poly (ethylene glycol): a general decoration of erythrocyte membrane-coated nanoparticles for enhanced tumor-targeting drug delivery
Yuyue Zhang, Yuemin Wang, Qiangwei Xin, Mingjing Li, Peng Yu, Jun Luo, Xinyuan Xu, Xingyu Chen and Jianshu Li
J. Mater. Chem. B, 2022, 10, 2497-2503 DOI: 10.1039/D1TB02493K

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