Patrick Bower

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Proteins directly control the nucleation and growth of biominerals, but the details of molecular recognition at the protein-biomineral interface remain poorly understood. The elucidation of recognition mechanisms at this interface may provide design principles for advanced materials development in medical and ceramic composites technologies. Here, we(More)
In this paper we describe solid-state NMR experiments that provide information on the structures of surface-immobilized peptides. The peptides are covalently bound to alkanethiolates that are self-assembled as monolayers on colloidal gold nanoparticles. The secondary structure of the immobilized peptides was characterized by quantifying the Ramachandran(More)
BACKGROUND Screening of gamete donors can reduce but cannot eliminate the risks for medical problems in donor-conceived offspring. We present a case of gonosomal mosaicism discovered in an anonymous sperm donor after receiving two reports of neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) in donor-conceived offspring, to illustrate that long-term, systematic investigation(More)
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