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Biomineralization: Principles and Concepts in Bioinorganic Materials Chemistry
  • S. Mann
  • Materials Science
  • 15 January 2002
1. Inorganic structures of life 2. Biomineral types and functions 3. General principles of biomineralization 4. Chemical control of biomineralization 5. Boundary-organized biomineralization 6.Expand
Physical properties of type I collagen extracted from fish scales of Pagrus major and Oreochromis niloticas.
Significantly, the content of sulphur-containing methionine was higher in the fish scales than in porcine dermis, and the enthalpy and entropy estimated from thermal analyses could be correlated to amino acid sequences (Gly-Pro-Hyp) of type I collagens and the number of Methionine amino acid residues. Expand
Microstructure, mechanical, and biomimetic properties of fish scales from Pagrus major.
X-ray diffraction, energy-dispersive X-ray analysis, and infrared spectroscopy indicate that the mineral phase in the fish scale is calcium-deficient hydroxyapatite containing a small amount of sodium and magnesium ions, as well as carbonate anions in phosphate sites of the apatite lattice. Expand
Crystal assembly and phylogenetic evolution in heterococcoliths
COCCOLITHS, the calcite plates formed by unicellular phyto-planktonic algae (coccolithophores, phylum Prymnesiophyta)1, are produced in enormous quantities and probably constitute the largest singleExpand
Oxygen isotopes of marine diatoms and relations to opal-A maturation 1 1 Associate editor: B. Taylor
In order to develop the potential tool of diatom oxygen isotopes for paleoenvironmental studies we compared oxygen isotopes of natural marine diatoms sampled from ocean surface water, sediment trapsExpand
Molecular recognition in biomineralization
The deposition of precise arrays of inorganic crystals in many organisms involves controlled nucleation at interfaces between the crystals and substrate macromolecules. These inorganic-organicExpand
Inorganic–Organic Nanotube Composites from Template Mineralization of Tobacco Mosaic Virus
The use of biological molecules, assemblies and systems in the development of inorganic materials synthesis continues to offer new and exciting alternatives to conventional synthetic strategies.Expand
Nanoparticles can cause DNA damage across a cellular barrier.
It is shown that cobalt-chromium nanoparticles (29.5 +/- 6.3 nm in diameter) can damage human fibroblast cells across an intact cellular barrier without having to cross the barrier. Expand
Electron microscopy study of magnetosomes in a cultured coccoid magnetotactic bacterium
Intracellular magnetite (Fe3O4) crystals produced by the magnetotactic bacterium MC-1 were analysed by transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and showed that the crystal morphology was controlled even at early stages of development. Expand