|Budget Amount *help
¥49,400,000 (Direct Cost: ¥38,000,000、Indirect Cost: ¥11,400,000)
Fiscal Year 2010: ¥8,580,000 (Direct Cost: ¥6,600,000、Indirect Cost: ¥1,980,000)
Fiscal Year 2009: ¥14,820,000 (Direct Cost: ¥11,400,000、Indirect Cost: ¥3,420,000)
Fiscal Year 2008: ¥26,000,000 (Direct Cost: ¥20,000,000、Indirect Cost: ¥6,000,000)
We developed a method for synthesis of functional nano-particles using proteins involved in magnetite biomineralization of magnetotactic bacteria. Shape, size and magnetic property of nano-particles were regulated by using proteins responsible for magnetite crystal formation. Bar domain protein was used to control space for nano-crystal synthesis, and iron transporter protein was used for establishment of sequential crystal formation process in liposomes. The nano-particles developed in this study will be used as nano-materials in the fields of biotechnology and magnetic recordings.