Hirokazu Komatsu, Masaaki Akamatsu, Qingmin Ji, Jonathan P. Hill1, and Katsuhiko Ariga
Nanoarchitectonics is the term used to describe nanoscale architectonics of materials involving interaction and coordination of different nanostructures. Nanoarchitectonics for cell biology has recently been paid much attention especially for bioimaging. We refer to this concept as cell-imaging nanoarchitectonics. Imaging nanomaterials using nanocarbon materials such as graphenes and carbon nanotubes is reviewed. Furthermore, nanomachines and chemical reaction promoters for imaging including molecular rotors and motors, promoters and catalysts are reviewed.
Cell-level imaging using nanoarchitectonics is a novel aspect of nanobiointerfaces, and is expected to be developed for analysis, control and manipulation of cellular functions.
Keywords: Nanoarchitectonics, bioimagings, nanocarbon, molecular machine, artificial reaction promoter, bioorthogonal chemistry, biparallel chemistry