Results and Problems in Cell Differentiation

Structure, Cellular Synthesis and Assembly of Biopolymers

Editors: Case, Steven T. (Ed.)

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Many naturally occurring biopolymers have unique structures and unique physical or mechanical properties. The understan- ding of the moleclar basisof these biomolecules, their syn- thesis, assembly and processing is a prerequisit for any ap- plication to the design of novel biomolecular materials. Se- veral classes of biopolymers are sampled in depth in this volume, such as nanolaminated ceramics, adhesive proteins, eggshellproteins, protein fibres and silk which are synthe- sized by a variety of organisms (mulluscs, parasitic trema- todes, fish and insects). The reader will be introduced to the biological systems to understand Nature's use of each biopolymer and the highly differentiated cells responsible for their synthesis. Corresponding to the variety of organ- isms and possible applications of biopolymers, the combined expertise of interdisciplinary teams of scientists - such as the authors of this volume - have the greatestopportunity to decipher and exploit Nature's skill in biopolymer engi- neering.

Table of contents (2 chapter)

  • Secretory Proteins of Chironomus Salivary Glands: Structural Motifs and Assembly Characteristics of a Novel Biopolymer

    Steven T. Case, Lars Wieslander

    Pages 187-226

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  • The Nature and Role of Liquid Crystalline Order in Silk Secretions

    Christopher Viney

    Pages 255-278

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Structure, Cellular Synthesis and Assembly of Biopolymers
Series Title
Results and Problems in Cell Differentiation
Series Volume
19
Copyright
1992
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-47207-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-47207-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-22440-3
Series ISSN
0080-1844
Edition Number
1
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