Protein-Based Materials / Edition 1

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Twelve contributions provide a comprehensive review of protein-based material systems form a materials science perspective. Arrangement is in three sections covering chemical and biological approaches; detailed introductions to the key classes of protein materials<-->silks, protein composites and elastomeric and adhesive proteins; and processing issues including liquid crystal phase formation, the spinning of protein fibers, formation of protein-based films and coatings, and self organizing protein systems. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780817638481
  • Publisher: Birkhauser Verlag
  • Publication date: 12/1/1997
  • Series: Bioengineering of Materials Series
  • Edition description: 1997
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 430
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Series Preface
List of Contributors
1 Chemical Synthesis of Peptides and Polypeptides 3
2 Biosynthesis of Protein Polymers 37
3 Artificial Proteins: De Novo Design, Synthesis, and Solid-State Properties 61
4 Silk 103
5 Protein-Based Materials with a Profound Range of Properties and Applications: The Elastin [actual symbol not reproducible] Hydrophobic Paradigm 133
6 Protein Composite Materials 179
7 Marine Adhesives: From Molecular Dissection to Application 217
8 Self-Assembling Protein Systems: A Model for Materials Science 251
9 Liquid Crystalline Behavior of Proteins 281
10 The Spinning of Silklike Protein Into Fibers 313
11 Processing and Characterization of Protein Polymers 339
12 Characterization of Silk like Proteins and Processing for Biomedical Applications 371
Index 425
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