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Although both tooth enamel and bone are composed of organized assemblies of carbonated apatite crystals, enamel is unusual in that it does not contain collagen nor does it remodel. Self-assembly of amelogenin protein into nanospheres has been recognized as a key factor in controlling the oriented and elongated growth of carbonated apatite crystals during(More)
Acknowledgements There are many people to whom I wish to extend my sincere gratitude for their contribution to my time in graduate school. First and foremost I thank my adviser, guide and mentor Professor David Hung Chang Du. He gave me the opportunity to work on interesting research issues and was nothing but supportive during my entire course of PhD. He(More)
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