Hydrogels of Cytoskeletal Proteins Preparation, Structure, and Emergent Functions

This book describes a new family of bio-polymer gels made from cytoskeletal proteins - actin, microtubule, and tropomyosin. The importance of the gel state with multi-scale hierarchical structure is emphasized to utilize emergent functions in living organisms. Detailed protocol of gel preparation, s...

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Main Authors: Osada, Yoshihito, Kawamura, Ryuzo (Author), Sano, Ken-Ichi (Author)
Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Cham Springer International Publishing 2016, 2016
Edition:1st ed. 2016
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:This book describes a new family of bio-polymer gels made from cytoskeletal proteins - actin, microtubule, and tropomyosin. The importance of the gel state with multi-scale hierarchical structure is emphasized to utilize emergent functions in living organisms. Detailed protocol of gel preparation, specified method of structure investigation, and dynamic studies of self-organization, self-healing, synchronized oscillating, and autonomous motility functions are introduced together with biomimetic functions of synthetic hydrogels
Physical Description:XII, 79 p. 39 illus., 4 illus. in color online resource
ISBN:9783319273778