Description

This new volume of Methods in Enzymology continues the legacy of this premier serial with quality chapters authored by leaders in the field. This volume covers research methods in biomineralization science, and includes sections on such topics as determining solution chemistry, structure and nucleation; probing structure and dynamics at surfaces; and interfaces mapping biomineral and morphology and ultrastructure.

Key Features

  • Continues the legacy of this premier serial with quality chapters authored by leaders in the field
  • Covers research methods in biomineralization science
  • Contains sections on such topics as and includes sections on such topics as determining solution chemistry, structure and nucleation; probing structure and dynamics at surfaces; and interfaces mapping biomineral and morphology and ultrastructure

Readership

Biochemists, biophysicists, molecular biologists, analytical chemists, and physiologists.

Table of Contents

Series Page

Contributors

Preface

Methods in Enzymology

Section I: Investigating Solution Chemistry, Structure, and Nucleation

Chapter One. Development of Accurate Force Fields for the Simulation of Biomineralization

Abstract

1 Introduction

2 Force Field Selection and Refinement

3 The Mineral–Aqueous Interface

4 Organics in Geochemical Systems

5 Summary

Acknowledgments

References

Chapter Two. The Integration of Ion Potentiometric Measurements with Chemical, Structural, and Morphological Analysis to Follow Mineralization Reactions in Solution

Abstract

1 Introduction

2 Ion Potentiometric Measurements

3 Combination of Ion Potentiometric Measurements with other Analysis Techniques

4 Comparison with Standard Analyses

5 Summary

References

Chapter Three. Investigating the Early Stages of Mineral Precipitation by Potentiometric Titration and Analytical Ultracentrifugation

Abstract

1 Introduction

2 Equipment

3 Experimental Procedures

4 Data Evaluation

5 Conclusions and Outlook

References

Chapter Four. Replica Exchange Methods in Biomineral Simulations

Abstract

1 Introduction

2 Monte Carlo Sampling

3 Replica Exchange MD

4 Application of REMD to Early Stage Mineralization

5 Summary

References

Chapter Five. SAXS in Inorganic and Bioinspired Research

Abstract

1 Introduction

2 General Considerations: How Does SAXS/WAXS Work and When It Is Applicable?

3 What Happens in a Solution When Ions Meet and How Do We Quantify it?

4 SAXS Data Processing and Interpretation

5 Case Studies

6 Outlook

Acknowledgments

References

Chapter Six. In Situ Solution Study of Calcium Phosphate Crystallization Ki

Details

No. of pages:
704
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2013
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9780124166554
Print ISBN:
9780124166172

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