Nanoscale Assembly in Biological Systems: From Neuronal Cytoskeletal Proteins to Curvature Stabilizing Lipids (pages 2260–2270)
Cyrus R. Safinya, Uri Raviv, Daniel J. Needleman, Alexandra Zidovska, Myung Chul Choi, Miguel A. Ojeda-Lopez, Kai K. Ewert, Youli Li, Herbert P. Miller, Joel Quispe, Bridget Carragher, Clinton S. Potter, Mahn Won Kim, Stuart C. Feinstein and Leslie Wilson
Article first published online: 20 APR 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/adma.201004647
Supramolecular structures of bundles and loop-like networks of microtubules in the presence of counterions (blue/red spheres comprise the tubule wall), and nanorods and nanotubes of block liposomes comprised of charged curvature-stabilizing-lipids (green/yellow), determined by synchrotron X-ray scattering and electron microscopy including cryogenic TEM. The distinct microtubule bundles and lipid nanotubes and nanorods have applications in nanotechnology and biotechnology.