Computational model for protein-mediated biomineralization of the diatom frustule

@article{Lobel1996ComputationalMF,
  title={Computational model for protein-mediated biomineralization of the diatom frustule},
  author={K. Lobel and J. West and L. Hench},
  journal={Marine Biology},
  year={1996},
  volume={126},
  pages={353-360}
}
The mechanism of silicification from which the intricate cell walls of diatoms emerge, as well as the stereochemical relationship between the wall's organic casing and the siliceous materials within, continue to elude current technology. The present study further develops Hecky et al.'s standing model of the organicinorganic interface with semi-empirical computer simulations of a biosilicification pathway. Polycondensation reactions between silicic acid molecules and a hydroxyl-rich β-sheet… Expand
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