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Emerging Nanotechnologies in Dentistry by Waqar Ahmed, Karthikeyan Subramani

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Chapter 13. Self-Assembly of Proteins and Peptides and Their Applications in Bionanotechnology and Dentistry
K. Subramani1 and W. Ahmed2
1Department of Orthodontics, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, USA
2Institute of Nanotechnology and Bioengineering, School of Computing, Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK

Contents

13.1 Introduction 209
13.2 Mechanism of Molecular Self-Assembly 210
13.3 Classification of Self-Assembly 210
13.4 Self-Assembly of Proteins and Peptides 213
13.5 Bionanotechnology Applications 213
13.6 Peptide Nanofibers, Nanotubes, and Nanowires 214
13.7 Three-Dimensional Peptide Matrix Scaffolds 218
13.8 Advantages and Limitations of Self-Assembling Peptide Matrix Scaffolds 220
13.9 Self-Assembly ...

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