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This book investigates the latest developments in supramolecular assembly systems for mimicking biological structures and functions. Consisting of 14 chapters, it covers various assembly systems, such as polysaccharides, peptides, proteins, biopolymers, natural materials and various hybrid systems. Further, it focuses on different types of supramolecular systems with particular functions or structures that are relevant to living systems. A number of modern techniques used to study the supramolecular systems, such as total internal reflection fluorescence microscopy (TIRFM) and two-photon confocal microscopy, are also introduced in detail.

Unlike conventional books on supramolecular assemblies, this book highlights the functions of the assembly systems, particularly their biological applications. As such, it offers a valuable resource for experienced researchers, as well as graduate students working in the field of supramolecular chemistry and biomimetic systems.

Table of Contents

Frontmatter

Introduction to Supramolecular Chemistry and Biomimetic Systems

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2017 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Chapter 1. Molecular Biomimetics and Molecular Assembly

Junbai Li

2017 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Chapter 2. Advantages of Self-assembled Supramolecular Polymers Toward Biological Applications

Michal Halperin-Sternfeld, Moumita Ghosh, Lihi Adler-Abramovich

Biomimetic Membranes

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2017 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Chapter 3. Nanoarchitectonics of Biomimetic Membranes

Katsuhiko Ariga

Biomolecules Based Molecular Assembly

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2017 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Chapter 4. Polysaccharides-Based Microcapsules

Yi Jia, Xiyun Feng, Junbai Li

2017 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Chapter 5. Hemoglobin-Based Molecular Assembly

Li Duan, Yi Jia, Junbai Li

2017 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Chapter 6. Photosystem II Based Multilayers

Peng Cai, Guangle Li, Jiao Li, Yi Jia, Zhongfeng Zhang, Junbai Li

2017 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Chapter 7. Peptide-Based Supramolecular Chemistry

Qianli Zou, Kai Liu, Manzar Abbas, Xuehai Yan

2017 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Chapter 8. Functional Nanomaterials Via Self-assembly Based Modification of Natural Cellulosic Substances

Shun Li, Yuanqing Gu, Jianguo Huang

Molecular Assembly of Motor Proteins and Artificial Micro-/Nanomotors

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2017 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Chapter 9. Directional Transportation of Assembled Molecular Linear Motors

Ning Zhang, Xiang-Dong Li

2017 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Chapter 10. Reconstitution of Motor Protein ATPase

Mingjun Xuan, Yi Jia, Junbai Li

2017 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Chapter 11. Controlled Molecular Assembly Toward Self-propelled Micro-/Nanomotors

Xiankun Lin, Zhiguang Wu, Qiang He

Hierarchical Dendrimer, Polyoxometalates Complexes and Inorganic-Organic Hybrid Systems

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2017 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Chapter 12. Functional Dendrimer-Based Vectors for Gene Delivery Applications

Lingdan Kong, Xiangyang Shi

2017 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Chapter 13. Polyoxometalates and Their Complexes Toward Biological Application

Lixin Wu, Jing Liang

2017 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Chapter 14. Inorganic-Organic Hybrid Materials Based on Nanopolyoxometalates

Yitong Wang, Jingcheng Hao
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