Preface; Proteins to Nanodevices; Bionanotechnology: Proteins to Nanodevices; Chapter 1: DESIGN PRINCIPLES FOR SELF-ASSEMBLING DEVICES FROM MACROMOLECULES, F. Raymond Salemme. Chapter 2: METALLOPROTEIN-BASED ELECTRONIC NANODEVICES, Ross Rinaldi, Giuseppe Maruccio, Adriana Biasco et al.; Chapter 3: MECHANICAL CONSEQUENCES OF BIOMOLECULAR GRADIENTS IN BYSSAL THREADS, J. Herbert Waite, James C. Weaver, and Eleonora Vaccaro. Chapter 4: BACTERIORHODOPSIN-BASED 3D OPTICAL MEMORY, B. Xi, Kevin J. Wise, Jeffrey A. Stuart, and Robert R. Birge. Chapter 5: SPIDER SILK PRODUCTION, Randolph V.Lewis. Chapter 6: A PROJECTION DISPLAY BASED ON A BACTERIORHODOPSIN THIN FILM, L. Lindvold and H. Lausen. Chapter 7: THE ROLE OF COLLAGEN IN ENERGY STORAGE AND DISSIPATION IN EXTRACELLULAR MATRIX, Frederick H. Silver, Joseph W. Freeman, Istvan Horvath and Gino Bradica. Chapter 8: ENHANCEMENT OF PROTEIN THERMAL STABILITY: TOWARD THE DESIGN OF ROBUST PROTEINS FOR BIONANOTECHNOLOGICAL APPLICATIONS, V. Renugopalakrishnan, X. Wei, G. Narasimhan, C. S. Verma, Pingzuo Li, and A. Anumanthan. Chapter 9: DECIPHERING ENGINEERING PRINCIPLES FOR THE DESIGN OF PROTEIN-BASED NANOMACHINES, Dan W. Urry. Chapter 10: BIOPROCESSING OF SILK PROTEINS-CONTROLLING ASSEMBLY, Hyoung-Joon Jin, Jaehyung Park, Regina Valluzi, Ung-Jin Kim, Peggy Cebe, and David L. Kaplan. Chapter 11: NANOBIOTECHNOLOGY ENABLES NEW OPPORTUNITIES IN MATERIAL SCIENCES: BACTERIORHODOPSIN AS A FIRST EXAMPLE, Norbert Hampp. Chapter 12: SYNTHETIC PHOTOREFRACTIVE AND PHOTOCHROMIC MATERIALS AND THEIR COMPARISON WITH BACTERIORHODOPSIN MUTANTS FOR OPTICAL INFORMATION PROCESSING, Andrzej Miniewicz, V. Renugopalakrishnan. Chapter 13: SUBMONOLAYER MEASUREMENTS OF ADSORBED PROTEINS IN MICROFLUIDIC CHANNELS, David Henry, Keith Lenghaus, Kerry A. Wilson et al.; Chapter 14: PROGRAMS OF THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION ON ORGANIC MATERIALS FOR THE ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY, Dr Anne F. de Baas. Chapter 15: BIODIVERSITY: AN ARCHIVE OF OPPORTUNITY FOR NANODEVICES, PaulGalvin, Dennis A. Dempsey, Alan O'Riordan et al.
Bionanotechnology is the key integrative technology of the 21st century and aims to use the knowledge, gathered from the natural construction of cellular systems, for the advancement of science and engineering. Investigating the topology and communication processes of cell parts can lead to invention of novel biological devices with exciting applications. Though microscale to nanoscale research offers an excellent space for the development of futuristic technologies, a number of challenges must be overcome. Due to paucity of a dedicated literature on the protein based nanodevices we bring you this monograph that combines collective research works of scientists probing into this fascinating universe of bionanotechnology. The monograph has been written with an aim of surveying engineering design principles of biomolecular nanodevices, prototype nanodevices based on redox proteins, bacteriorhodopsins and natural fibers, and touching upon the future developments in the field.
The first ever monograph on the theme protein to nanodevices
Possibly the first ever monograph on bionanotechnology
Field guide in the emerging area of bionanotechnology
ontributions from leading scientists active in this field
One of the early publications on design principles in bionanotechnolgy
Integrates diverse concepts, perspectives and applications of biology inspired nanotechnology
Describes how biology can be used to build nanodevices