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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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Carbon Dioxide Gating in Silk Cocoon
21 Aug 2012 | Papers | Contributor(s): sunil kumar meena
Silk is the generic name given to the fibrous proteins spun by a number of arthropods. During metamorphosis, the larva of the silk producing arthropods excrete silk-fiber from its mouth and spun...
Appreciating Nature's Antibiotics as Chemical Treasures
12 Jul 2011 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Christopher T. Walsh
This lecture is part of the 28th Annual H.C. Brown Lectures in Organic Chemistry.
BioInspired Solutions to Engineering Problems
18 Feb 2011 | Online Presentations | 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...
Illinois Phys550 Molecular Biophysics Lecture 16: Mechanical Function of Proteins
07 Apr 2010 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Klaus Schulten
Basic Rules of Protein Folding
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31 Dec 2008 | Online Presentations | 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...
Cataract, Myopathy and Keratitis: Possible use of Nanoparticles
16 Sep 2008 | Online Presentations | 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...
Self-association of peptides and proteins: Retrospect and prospects
30 Jul 2008 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): R. Nagaraj
The ability of peptides and proteins to form aggregates was known from the dawn of protein and peptide chemistry! It was often considered a nuisance and attention was directed towards...
Nanobiotechnology – a different perspective
22 Jul 2008 | Online Presentations | 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...
Ionic Selectivity in Channels: complex biology created by the balance of simple physics
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05 Jun 2008 | Online Presentations | 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...
Some Physics for Proteins
03 Jun 2008 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Stephen M. Durbin
Computational Nanoscience, Lecture 27: Simulating Water and Examples in Computational Biology
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20 May 2008 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Elif Ertekin, Jeffrey C Grossman
In this lecture, we describe the challenges in simulating water and introduce both explicit and implicit approaches. We also briefly describe protein structure, the Levinthal paradox, and...
Bionanotechnology: a different perspective
30 Apr 2008 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Murali Sastry
Functionalized Nanomaterials at the Interface of Biology and Technology
24 Apr 2008 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Dean Ho, NCLT administator
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
Modeling (Semi) Unstructured Proteins
27 Mar 2008 | Online Presentations | 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...
Combining New Experimental and Informatic Tools for Protein Investigation and Engineering
09 Jan 2008 | Online Presentations | 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...
SPMW Single molecule recognition atomic force microscopy
08 Jan 2008 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Peter Hinterdorfer
In molecular recognition force microscopy (MRFM), ligands are covalently attached to atomic force microscopy tips for the molecular recognition of their cognitive receptors on probe surfaces. A...
KIST/PU A bi-functional block copolymer hydrogels and micelles for protein and drug delivery
28 Nov 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Doo Sung Lee
Novel biodegradable & injectable poly(Î²-amino ester)-poly(Îµ-caprolactone)-poly(ethylene glycol)-poly(Îµ-caprolactone)-poly(Î²-amino ester)(PAE-PCL-PEG-PCL-PAE) bi-functional,...
KIST/PU Introduction to Global Research Laboratory (GRL) Program: Molecular Imaging and Nanomedicine for Theragnosis using Nano-Bio Materials
23 Oct 2007 | Online Presentations | 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...
26 Jun 2007 | Online Presentations | 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. ...
3D Molecular Models
26 Jun 2007 | Animations | Contributor(s): Nicholas Vargo
This animation was created as part of the Children's Museum Nanotechnology Exhibit to give the viewer an idea of what objects look like at the nano-level. The molecules range from something as...