Nanoparticles: Designer labels for virus coats

Isaac S. Carrico, Kent Kirshenbaum

Research output: Contribution to journalShort survey


Protein nanoparticles derived from viruses are commonly studied, but a new rod-shaped thermophilic virus isolated from acidic hot springs may yield another class of protein building blocks that are stable and can be selectively modified with diverse chemical groups.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)14-15
Number of pages2
JournalNature Nanotechnology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2009


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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