By Jürgen Engel

This monograph offers a complete and up to date method on biomineralization. The topical concentration of the ebook lies at the query of ways matrix proteins and cells catalyze and control mineralization in organisms. fresh advances within the knowing of biomineralization support to higher comprehend biomaterials, specifically their mechanical homes. the objective viewers essentially includes practitioners and study specialists within the box, however the ebook can also be worthy for graduate scholars.

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This method provided initial information on the site-specific structure at mineral–protein interfaces. In particular, chemical shifts and dynamics of protein regions in contact with the mineral surface are monitored. From this information it was concluded that the C-terminal and central region of LRAP are bound to the mineral and the N-terminal region points away. LRAP was used for technical reasons, but it is not known whether this isoform is present during enamel formation. Little can be learned from the sequence of ameloblastin.

The key question of the control of biomineral formation is only partially solved. A breakthrough in this direction in any of the many thousand systems may therefore catapult this system to a top position of interest. In the following, two extraordinary biomineralization systems will be described. 1 Life with Compass: Magnetotactic Bacteria A large number of bacteria are able to synthesize intracellular microcrystals mainly built from the mineral magnetite (Sect. 4).

However, none of the proteins identified as helper proteins in other biomineralization processes have been found by homology searches in the extracted shell proteins of Lottia gigantea. In addition, matrix metalloproteases apparently do not exist in Lottia gigantea and other mollusks. Most of the shell proteins contain leader sequences indicating that they are secreted from cells. Many of the proteins have a domain structure and contain similar domains as found in matrix proteins. Examples are epidermal growth factor (EGF) domains, von Willebrand A domains, secreted cysteine-rich protein (SCP) domains, insulin growth factor binding protein (IGF-BP) domains, coiled-coil domains, laminin G-like (LamGL) domains, EF-hand containing protein (EF-hand) domains, and basement membrane (BMSP) domains.

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