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Proteins are organic compounds made of amino acids arranged in a linear chain and folded into a globular form. The amino acids in a polymer are joined together by the peptide bonds between the carboxyl and amino groups of adjacent amino acid residues. The sequence of amino acids in a protein is defined by the sequence of a gene, which is encoded in the genetic code.

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Online Presentations (1-20 of 27)

  1. Appreciating Nature's Antibiotics as Chemical Treasures

    12 Jul 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Christopher T. Walsh

    This lecture is part of the 28th Annual H.C. Brown Lectures in Organic Chemistry.

  2. Basic Rules of Protein Folding

    31 Dec 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Seth Lichter

    How are proteins made? Inside cells, messenger RNA first instructs the ribosomes as to the order which amino acids should be joined together. Linked together and released from the ribosome, the protein is not functional. It now needs to fold into a precise three-dimensional shape. There are no...

  3. Bio-nanotechnology: Implications for More Effective Tissue Engineering Materials

    06 Mar 2003 | | Contributor(s)::

    Nanotechnology can be defined as using materials and systems whose structures and components exhibit novel and significantly changed properties by gaining control of structures at the atomic, molecular, and supramolecular levels. Although many advanced properties for materials with constituent...

  4. BioInspired Solutions to Engineering Problems

    17 Feb 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Carlo Montemagno

    Carlo Montemagno presented a research seminar to the BioEnegineering and MEMS programs at the University of Louisville on February 16, 2011. The talk is available as steaming video athttp://louisville.edu/television/bioengineering.021611.asxwith permission granted by C. Montemagno, R. Cohn and...

  5. Bionanotechnology: a different perspective

    30 Apr 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Murali Sastry

    The study of the synthesis, exotic properties, assembly/packaging and potential commercial application of nanomaterials is an extremely important topic of research that is expected to have far-reaching global impact. The focus of my talk will be on an emerging branch of nanotechnology that...

  6. Cataract, Myopathy and Keratitis: Possible use of Nanoparticles

    16 Sep 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Ch. Mohan Rao

    Small heat shock proteins are critical for several cellular functions. Failure of heat shock proteins, thus, can cause compromised cellular activity leading to disease. Fungal Keratitis is an eye dieses that can be treated with anti fungal drugs. Availability of the drug at the site of action is...

  7. Combining New Experimental and Informatic Tools for Protein Investigation and Engineering

    09 Jan 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Alan Friedman

    The stability and activity of proteins is dependent on both the correct functioning and placement of individual amino acids and their interactions. Great attention has been paid to critical individual residues (generally revealed by their location in the active site and their conservation among...

  8. Computer Simulation of Nanoparticles, Viruses, and Electrical Power-Generating Bacteria

    20 Mar 2007 | | Contributor(s)::

    Models of cells and nanometer-scale biosystems are presented that clarify their physico-chemical characteristics and allow for computer- aided design of therapeutic and nanotechnical devices. Multiscale techniques are used to obtain rigorous, coarse-grained equations for the migration and...

  9. Exploiting the Electronic Properties of Proteins: An Approach to Nanoscale Electronics

    26 Jul 2004 | | Contributor(s):: Ron Reifenberger

    Exploiting the Electronic Properties of Protiens: An Approach to Nanoscale Electronics

  10. From Research to Learning in Chemistry through Visualization and Computation

    17 May 2007 | | Contributor(s):: Eric Jakobsson

    Modern chemistry research and high school chemistry education are separated by institutional and geographical boundaries. As such, much of secondary chemistry education is still based on the periodic table instead of the computational methods that drive current chemistry research. In this talk,...

  11. Functionalized Nanomaterials at the Interface of Biology and Technology

    24 Apr 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Dean Ho, National Center for Learning & Teaching in Nanosca

    Nanomaterials, such as block copolymeric membranes and nanodiamonds, can be engineered for a broad range of applications in energy and medicine. This presentation will highlight the relevance of these materials as foundations for device fabrication across the spectrum of biology and technology....

  12. Illinois Phys550 Molecular Biophysics Lecture 16: Mechanical Function of Proteins

    07 Apr 2010 | | Contributor(s):: Klaus Schulten

  13. Introduction to X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy and to XPS Applications

    17 May 2007 | | Contributor(s):: Dmitry Zemlyanov

    X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS), which is known as Electron Spectroscopy for Chemical Analysis (ESCA), is a powerful research tool for the study of the surface of solids. The technique is widely used for studies of the properties of atoms, molecules, solids, and surfaces. The main success...

  14. Introduction to X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy and XPS Application for Biologically Related Objects

    14 Feb 2007 | | Contributor(s):: Dmitry Zemlyanov

    X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS), which is known as Electron Spectroscopy for Chemical Analysis (ESCA), is a powerful research tool for the study of the surface of solids. The technique becomes widely used for studies of the properties of atoms, molecules, solids, and surfaces. The main...

  15. Ionic Selectivity in Channels: complex biology created by the balance of simple physics

    05 Jun 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Bob Eisenberg

    An important class of biological molecules—proteins called ionic channels—conduct ions (like Na+ , K+ , Ca2+ , and Cl− ) through a narrow tunnel of fixed charge (‘doping’). Ionic channels control the movement of electric charge and current across biological membranes and so play a role in...

  16. KIST/PU A bi-functional block copolymer hydrogels and micelles for protein and drug delivery

    28 Nov 2007 | | Contributor(s):: Doo Sung Lee

    Novel biodegradable & injectable poly(β-amino ester)-poly(ε-caprolactone)-poly(ethylene glycol)-poly(ε-caprolactone)-poly(β-amino ester)(PAE-PCL-PEG-PCL-PAE) bi-functional, pH/temperature-sensitive, block copolymer hydrogels were prepared and applied to protein and drug delivery. In this...

  17. KIST/PU Introduction to Global Research Laboratory (GRL) Program: Molecular Imaging and Nanomedicine for Theragnosis using Nano-Bio Materials

    23 Oct 2007 | | Contributor(s):: Kui Won Choi

    The Global Research Laboratory (GRL) program was initiated by the Korea Foundation for International Cooperation of Science and Technology (KICOS) in 2006. The GRL program has been designed to develop fundamental and original technologies through international collaborative research between...

  18. Modeling (Semi) Unstructured Proteins

    26 Mar 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Michael Colvin

    The past century has seen tremendous progress in determining the biochemical and biophysical processes that constitute life. One exciting consequence of this understanding is the possibility of developing mathematical models of biological function that are accurate and even predictive. My...

  19. Molecular Interferometry

    26 Jun 2007 | | Contributor(s):: David D. Nolte

    While single-molecule detection through fluorescence has now become common-place, there has been no analogous single-molecule capability using direct detection approaches such as interferometry. This limitation is slowly yielding to high-speed interferoemtric detection that is pushing the...

  20. Nanobiotechnology – a different perspective

    22 Jul 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Murali Sastry

    The study of the synthesis, exotic properties, assembly/packaging and potential commercial application of nanomaterials is an extremely important topic of research that is expected to have far-reaching global impact. The focus of my talk will be on an emerging branch of nanotechnology that...