Chapter 5. Molecular Biomimetics: Building Materials Nature's Way, One Molecule at a Time

  1. Dr. Challa S. S. R. Kumar3,
  2. Prof. Dr. Josef Hormes3 and
  3. Prof. Dr. Carola Leuschner4
  1. Candan Tamerler1,2 and
  2. Mehmet Sarikaya1,2

Published Online: 12 APR 2005

DOI: 10.1002/3527603476.ch5

Nanofabrication Towards Biomedical Applications: Techniques, Tools, Applications, and Impact

Nanofabrication Towards Biomedical Applications: Techniques, Tools, Applications, and Impact

How to Cite

Tamerler, C. and Sarikaya, M. (2005) Molecular Biomimetics: Building Materials Nature's Way, One Molecule at a Time, in Nanofabrication Towards Biomedical Applications: Techniques, Tools, Applications, and Impact (eds C. S. S. R. Kumar, J. Hormes and C. Leuschner), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/3527603476.ch5

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Center for Advanced Microstructures and Devices, Louisiana State University, 6980 Jefferson Highway, Baton Rouge, LA 70806, USA

  2. 4

    Reproductive Biotechnology Laboratory, Pennington Biomedical Research Centre, Louisiana State University, 6400 Perkins Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70808, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Materials Science & Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA

  2. 2

    Molecular Biology and Genetics, Istanbul Technical University, Maslak, Istanbul, Turkey

  1. This article is adapted from a recent review paper prepared for Annual Review of Materials Research (Ref. [3]).

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 12 APR 2005
  2. Published Print: 20 JAN 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527311156

Online ISBN: 9783527603473

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Keywords:

  • nanofabrication;
  • biomedical applications;
  • molecular biomimetics;
  • building materials natures way;
  • inorganic binding peptides;
  • physical specificity;
  • molecular modeling;
  • applications of engineered polypeptides;
  • molecular erectors;
  • future prospects;
  • potential applications in nanotechnology

Summary

  • Introduction

  • Inorganic Binding Peptides via Combinatorial Biology

  • Physical Specificity and Molecular Modeling

  • Applications of Engineered Polypeptides as Molecular Erectors

    • Self-Assembly of Inorganic-Binding Polypeptides as Monolayers

    • Morphogenesis of Inorganic Nanoparticles via GEPIs

    • Assembly of Inorganic Nanoparticles via GEPIs

  • Future Prospects and Potential Applications in Nanotechnology