Monday, November 13, 2006: 12:30 PM-3:00 PM
Yerba Buena Ballroom 2 (Marriott San Francisco)
#64 - Biological Polymers (08A07)
Contributions are invited that deal specifically with polymers of a biological origin: proteins, nucleic acids, and polysaccharides. Especially of interest are topics that connect polymer science fundamentals with the understanding and applications of biopolymers. Within this unifying theme, examples of topics include behavior and uses of biological polymers in solutions and at interfaces, in complexes and interactions with other materials, and the structural and self-assembly properties of biopolymers.
Chair:Rastislav Levicky
CoChair:Jennie B. Leach
12:30 PMDirect Monitoring of the Conformational Change of Elastin-like Polypeptides upon Changing Ionic Strength Using Dual Polarization Interferometry
Kristina M. Thomas, U. Loi Lao, Ashok Mulchandani, Wilfred Chen, Di Gao
12:48 PMPatchy Interactions of Globular Proteins
Hongjun Liu, Shekhar Garde, Sanat K. Kumar
1:06 PMDiscrete Binding Ranges of Ligated Biopolymers End-Grafted to an Interface: a Theoretical Study
Nathan W. Moore, Tonya L. Kuhl
1:24 PMComplex Formation between Stereoregular Polyelectrolyte and Protein
Honglei Zhang, Robin Curtis, Jean-Michel Guenet, Huey Tan
1:42 PMWrapping Transitions in a Single Nucleosome under Tension
Andrew Spakowitz, Shirley Mihardja, Carlos Bustamante
2:00 PMPoly(Glu) and Poly(Glu:Ala) Fibril Formation and Caco3 Templating Ability
Martin F. Colaco, Jun Park, Harvey W. Blanch
2:18 PMEffects of Fluid Shear on the Conformation of Human Von Willebrand Factor Studied by Neutron and Light Scattering
Indrajeet Singh, Paschalis Alexandridis, Sriram Neelamegham
2:36 PMCharacterization of Swelling Behavior of Cross Linked Waxy Maize Starch Dispersions
Benedict S. Odum, Osvaldo Campanella, Ganesan Narsimhan

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