Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Irina B. Tsvetkova, Bogdan G. Dragnea
    Pages 1-15
  3. Masaki Uchida, Shefah Qazi, Ethan Edwards, Trevor Douglas
    Pages 17-25
  4. Katherine W. Pulsipher, Ivan J. Dmochowski
    Pages 27-37
  5. Maziar S. Ardejani, Brendan P. Orner
    Pages 51-59
  6. W. Frederik Rurup, Jeroen J. L. M. Cornelissen, Melissa S. T. Koay
    Pages 61-67
  7. Jonathan K. Lassila
    Pages 69-77
  8. Thomas A. Cornell, Brendan P. Orner
    Pages 79-89
  9. Anne Grove, Ambuj K. Kushwaha, Khoa H. Nguyen
    Pages 91-100
  10. Mariska G. M. van Rosmalen, Wouter H. Roos, Gijs J. L. Wuite
    Pages 115-137
  11. Melissa M. Gibbons, Luigi E. Perotti, William S. Klug
    Pages 139-188
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 189-190

About this book


This volume emphasizes new techniques to help understand protein cages and to apply them to a variety of technologies, highlighting the expertise of researchers based on three continents. Protein cages are currently inspiring diverse scientific disciplines and are therefore at the crossroads of extremely widely-scoped research, which is reflected in the detailed chapters of Protein Cages: Methods and Protocols. From nanomaterials studies and iron particles to computational strategies and Atomic Force Microscopy, the chapters herein collectively provide an introduction to the rich world of protein cage research and specific techniques to understand and exploit this fascinating class of proteins. Written in the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology series format, chapters begin with an introduction to their respective topics, lists of the necessary materials, step-by-step, readily reproducible laboratory protocols, and tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls.

Practical and cutting-edge, Protein Cages: Methods and Protocols will help to inspire and further propel the current multi-disciplinary enthusiasm in studying and discovering new applications for protein cages.


Biotechnology Cage-like structures Hollow protein nanostructures Nanomaterials Nanoparticles Protein design and engineering

Editors and affiliations

  • Brendan P. Orner
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryKing's College LondonLondonUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2015
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Protocols
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4939-2130-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4939-2131-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1064-3745
  • Series Online ISSN 1940-6029
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