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Nanozymes - Simulation, Design, and Applications

Rafael Vargas-Bernal

Instituto Tecnológico Superior de Irapuato

A pioneer in the development of applied nanomaterials in aeronautics, electronics, and medicine in Mexico, a professor with a desirable PRODEP profile, and a member of the National System of Researchers in Mexico (level 1).


Synthetic Organic Molecules or Ions Enzyme Catalysis Biomimetics Optical Thermal Density Functional Theory First-Principles Study Biological and Chemical Behavior Biosensors Antioxidation Food Industry Safety Detection

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Nanozymes are nanomaterials that resemble enzymes in appearance. They're a crucial link between nanomaterials and biological systems. Many nanozymes are modeled after natural enzymes like catalase and peroxidase, but future research will lead to the invention of unique artificial enzymes at the nanoscale. Nanozymes are currently being used in biomedicine to detect small biomolecules, metal ions, and cancer cells, among other targets. Nanozymes have a variety of advantages over natural enzymes. They're less expensive and can be recycled. Nanozymes are also inexpensive because they are simple to make and store for lengthy periods of time. Inorganic enzymes typically demand high temperatures, high pressures, and pH extremes. Nanozymes, on the other hand, may act in more physiological contexts and respond to a variety of external stimuli. The most significant benefit is the size- and/or composition-dependent display of activity, which means nanozymes can be produced with a wide range of catalytic activity merely by changing shape, structure, and composition. Nanozymes are also different from other artificial enzymes in that they have several integrated activities that aren't related to catalysis. Nanoscale materials have huge surface areas, making it easier to modify and bioconjugate them. The ability to self-assemble also resembles a key biological strategy, allowing biological components to be easily assimilated. Nanozymes can be used for a variety of purposes, including diagnostic medicine, targeted therapy, and biosensing. It's critical to be able to diagnose the disease early on in order to enhance clinical outcomes. Nanozymes are being used to create biosensors that are rapid, dependable, and very sensitive.

The purpose of this book is to review the experimental and scientific advances that have been made in the simulation, design, and application of nanozymes in the last decade.

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Rafael Vargas-Bernal

Instituto Tecnológico Superior de Irapuato

Rafael Vargas-Bernal received a bachelor's degree in Communications and Electronics Engineering from the University of Guanajuato in 1995, and the degrees of Master of Science and Doctorate in Sciences with Specialty in Electronics from the National Institute of Astrophysics, Optics and Electronics (INAOE) in 1997 and 2000, respectively. Since January 2002, he has been a professor-researcher at the Higher Technological Institute of Irapuato (ITESI) and, particularly since 2006, he has worked in the Department of Materials Engineering where he has established himself as a senior researcher. He has authored 1 book, 15 articles in journals, 29 chapters in books, and about 100 conference articles. He is a member of the National System of Researchers (SNI-Mexico). He regularly serves as a reviewer of scientific articles in RSC Advances, Royal Society Open Science, Materials Science and Engineering B, New Journal of Chemistry, Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, Applied Surface Science, IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology, Actuators, Micromachines, Advances in Polymer Technology, Agregate. Chemosensors, Energies, IET Circuits, Devices and Systems, Sensors, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, Advances in Materials Science and Engineering, IEEE Electron Device Letters, Journal of Pharmaceutical Research, Materials Today Communications, Nanoscale, Nanotechnology Reviews, as well as reviewer of standards in Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI). His research interests include two-dimensional materials, nanomaterials, aerospace materials, composite materials, MEMS, gas sensors, and biosensors.

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