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Protein Nanotechnology

The New Frontier in Biosciences
  • Tuan Vo-Dinh
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology™ book series (MIMB, volume 300)

Summary

The combination of nanotechnology and molecular biology has led to a new generation of nanoscale-based devices and methods for probing the cell machinery and elucidating intimate life processes occurring at the molecular level that were heretofore invisible to human inquiry. This chapter provides a brief overview of the field of nanotechnology and its applications to the study, design, and use of protein systems in biology and medicine.

Key Words

Nanotechnology protein nanosensor nanoprobe DNA RNA molecular motor 

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© Humana Press Inc., Totowa, NJ 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • Tuan Vo-Dinh
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  1. 1.Center for Advanced Biomedical Photonics, Life Sciences DivisionOak Ridge National LaboratoryOak Ridge

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