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Title: A nacre protein forms mesoscale hydrogels that “hijack” the biomineralization process within a seawater environment

Abstract

We examined the mineralization performance of a nacre protein, AP7, within seawater mineralization assays that form aragonite and magnesium calcite. Under these conditions AP7 forms hydrogel particles that vary in size and complexity depending upon ionic conditions. These hydrogels “hijack” the mineralization process by limiting nucleation in bulk solution and promoting nucleation within the hydrogels.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [2];  [2];  [1]
  1. New York Univ. (NYU), NY (United States). Lab. for Chemical Physics. Center for Skeletal and Craniofacial Medicine
  2. Univ. of Konstanz (Germany). Dept. of Chemistry. Physical Chemistry
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
New York Univ. (NYU), NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
OSTI Identifier:
1439323
Grant/Contract Number:  
FG02-03ER46099
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
CrystEngComm
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 18; Journal Issue: 40; Journal ID: ISSN 1466-8033
Publisher:
Royal Society of Chemistry
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY

Citation Formats

Pendola, Martin, Jain, Gaurav, Davidyants, Anastasia, Huang, Yu-Chieh, Gebauer, Denis, and Evans, John Spencer. A nacre protein forms mesoscale hydrogels that “hijack” the biomineralization process within a seawater environment. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.1039/c6ce01887d.
Pendola, Martin, Jain, Gaurav, Davidyants, Anastasia, Huang, Yu-Chieh, Gebauer, Denis, & Evans, John Spencer. A nacre protein forms mesoscale hydrogels that “hijack” the biomineralization process within a seawater environment. United States. doi:10.1039/c6ce01887d.
Pendola, Martin, Jain, Gaurav, Davidyants, Anastasia, Huang, Yu-Chieh, Gebauer, Denis, and Evans, John Spencer. Mon . "A nacre protein forms mesoscale hydrogels that “hijack” the biomineralization process within a seawater environment". United States. doi:10.1039/c6ce01887d. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1439323.
@article{osti_1439323,
title = {A nacre protein forms mesoscale hydrogels that “hijack” the biomineralization process within a seawater environment},
author = {Pendola, Martin and Jain, Gaurav and Davidyants, Anastasia and Huang, Yu-Chieh and Gebauer, Denis and Evans, John Spencer},
abstractNote = {We examined the mineralization performance of a nacre protein, AP7, within seawater mineralization assays that form aragonite and magnesium calcite. Under these conditions AP7 forms hydrogel particles that vary in size and complexity depending upon ionic conditions. These hydrogels “hijack” the mineralization process by limiting nucleation in bulk solution and promoting nucleation within the hydrogels.},
doi = {10.1039/c6ce01887d},
journal = {CrystEngComm},
number = 40,
volume = 18,
place = {United States},
year = {Mon Sep 26 00:00:00 EDT 2016},
month = {Mon Sep 26 00:00:00 EDT 2016}
}

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The role of magnesium in the crystal growth of calcite and aragonite from sea water
journal, April 1975