Molecular specifications of a mineral modulation sequence derived from the aragonite-promoting protein n16.


In the nacre layer of the mollusk, proteins play an important role in regulating the morphology and lattice structure of calcium carbonate minerals. However, this process remains elusive due to the fact that we do not understand how protein sequences control the structure and morphology of biominerals. To take us a step further in this direction, we report… (More)
DOI: 10.1021/bm8001599