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Molecular Assembly in Natural and Engineered Systems

This volume explores some of the most exciting recent advances in basic research on molecular assembly in natural and engineered systems and how this knowledge is leading to advances in the various fields.

Researchers, professors and graduate students in biochemistry, chemistry, molecular biology, biotechnology, and medicine.

Hardbound, 414 Pages

Published: October 2011

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-415906-8


    "Full of interest not only for the molecular biologist-for whom the numerous references will be invaluable-but will also appeal to a much wider circle of biologists, and in fact to all those who are concerned with the living cell."--British Medical Journal


    1. Αlpha-helical peptide assemblies: Giving new function to designed structures
    2. Elizabeth Bromley and Kevin Channon

    3. Viral Capsids as Self-Assembling Templates for New Materials
    4. Michel T. Dedeo, Daniel T. Finley, and Matthew B. Francis

    5. Nanobiotechnology with S-Layer Proteins as Building Blocks
    6. Prof. Uwe B. Sleytr, Prof. Bernhard Schuster, Dr. Eva M. Egelseer, Prof. Dietmar Pum, Dipl.-Ing. Christine M. Horejs, Dr. Rupert Tscheliessnig, Dr. Nicola Ilk

    7. The structure of bacterial S-layer proteins
    8. Tea Pavkov-Keller, Stefan Howorka, Walter Keller

    9. Pili and flagella: Biology, structure and biotechnological applications
    10. Nani Van Gerven, Gabriel Waksman and Han Remaut

    11. Protein modifications giving rise to homo-oligomers
    12. Georg E. Schulz

    13. Spider silk: understanding the structure-function relationship of a natural fiber
    14. Martin Humenik, Thomas Scheibel, Andrew Smith

    15. Bacterial Microcompartments: Insights into structure, mechanism and engineering applications

      Todd O. Yeates and Sophia J. Tsai


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