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


Book information

  • Published: October 2011
  • 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

Table of Contents

  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