Quantum Nanobiology and Biophysical Chemistry

Karl J. Jalkanen (Editor), Gerard Michael Jensen (Editor)

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    An introduction was provided in the first issue by way of an Editorial to this special two issue volume of Current Physical Chemistry – “Quantum Nanobiology and Biophysical Chemistry” [1].
    The Guest Editors would like to thank all the authors and referees who have contributed to this second issue. Boulos et al. look at gold nanorods in a biological setting. Kneipp and Kneipp look at the impact of silver nanoparticle interactions with biomolecules using Raman optical activity. Johannessen and Blanch provide a review of recent developments in Raman optical
    activity calculations of biomolecules. Masuda et al. study Raman markers in the xenopus laevis oocyte expression system. Marsi et al. explore the cytocompatibility of carbon nanotubes across the hydrophilicity spectrum. Ahmed and Wang explore detailed structural aspects of didehydro-deoxycytidine drugs and their intramolecular hydrogen bonds. Wu et al. use density
    functional theory to explore the use of Ni/Fe bimetallic nanotechnology in the bioremediation of decabromo-diphenyl esters. Araújo-Chaves et al. explore the binding and reactivity of Mn(III) porphyrins in the membrane mimetic setting of model liposomal systems. Claussen et al. demonstrate extremely low detection performance of acyl-homoserine lactone in a biologically relevant system using surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy. Sugihara and Bondar evaluate the influence of methyl-groups and the protein environment on retinal geometries in rhodopsin and bacteriorhodopsin, two protypical photoactive proteins. The two contributions mentioned in the previous editorial where Jalkanen et al. provide a theoretical analysis of a model histidine bearing peptide, including integrated structure, solvation, and vibrational absorption and vibrational circular dichroism treatments and Jalkanen et al. provide a theoretical and experimental investigation of the infrared and Raman spectra of Leu-
    Enkephalin in dimethylsulfoxide will be published in the August 2013 issue, Volume 3, Issue 3. In place of these two contributions, two General Articles from Esalmi et al., and Liu et al., are appearing in this issue.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalCurrent Physical Chemistry
    Issue number2
    Pages (from-to)2-3
    Publication statusPublished - 2013

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    Jalkanen, K. J., & Jensen, G. M. (Eds.) (2013). Quantum Nanobiology and Biophysical Chemistry. Current Physical Chemistry, 3(2), 2-3.