Chapter 24. Surface Biology: Analysis of Biomolecular Structure by Atomic Force Microscopy and Molecular Pulling

  1. Prof. Dr. Christof M. Niemeyer3 and
  2. Prof. Dr. Chad A. Mirkin4
  1. Emin Oroudjev1,
  2. Signe Danielsen2 and
  3. Helen G. Hansma1

Published Online: 28 JAN 2005

DOI: 10.1002/3527602453.ch24

Nanobiotechnology: Concepts, Applications and Perspectives

Nanobiotechnology: Concepts, Applications and Perspectives

How to Cite

Oroudjev, E., Danielsen, S. and Hansma, H. G. (2004) Surface Biology: Analysis of Biomolecular Structure by Atomic Force Microscopy and Molecular Pulling, in Nanobiotechnology: Concepts, Applications and Perspectives (eds C. M. Niemeyer and C. A. Mirkin), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/3527602453.ch24

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Universität Dortmund, Fachbereich Chemie, Biologisch-Chemische Mikrostrukturtechnik, Otto-Hahn-Str. 6, 44227 Dortmund, Germany

  2. 4

    Department of Chemistry & Institute for Nanotechnology, Northwestern University, 2145 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208-3113, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106, USA

  2. 2

    Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Department of Physics, Høgskoleringen 5, 7491 Trondheim, Norway

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 JAN 2005
  2. Published Print: 28 JAN 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527306589

Online ISBN: 9783527602452

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Keywords:

  • surface biology;
  • analysis of biomolecular structure;
  • atomic force microscopy;
  • molecular pulling;
  • DNA;
  • proteins;
  • spider silk;
  • fossils

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Recent Results

    • DNA

      • DNA Condensation

      • DNA Sequences Recognized by Mica

      • Drug-binding to Single ds-DNA Molecules

    • Proteins

      • Prion Proteins

      • Membrane Proteins

      • Spider Silk

    • Fossils

    • Science and Nature

  • Methodology

    • The Probe

    • The Sample

  • The Future

    • Unity or Diversity?

    • World-wide Research