In Vitro Studies of Mineral–Protein Interactions
This chapter deals with the studies on interactions of proteins or organic compounds with minerals, which were performed “in vitro” or using another catchphrase “in the test tube.” These experiments are usually stimulated by biological questions but are not performed with organisms or parts of them. The investigation of the interaction of silaffin-like peptides with silica by solid state NMR and the comparison of biogenic crystals with inorganic crystals are described as examples.
KeywordsSilicic Acid Calcite Crystal Silica Microsphere Amorphous Calcium Carbonate Solid Silica
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