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- Giuffre, Anthony J.; Hamm, Laura M.; Han, Nizhou; De Yoreo, James J.; Dove, Patricia M.
- Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 2013 v.110 no.23 pp. 9261-9266
- alginates, etc ; calcite; chitosan; energy; heparin; mineralization; proteins; Show all 7 Subjects
- ... Calcified skeletons are produced within complex assemblages of proteins and polysaccharides whose roles in mineralization are not well understood. Here we quantify the kinetics of calcite nucleation onto a suite of high-purity polysaccharide (PS) substrates under controlled conditions. The energy barriers to nucleation are PS-specific by a systematic relationship to PS charge density and substrate ...
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