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dc.contributor.advisorThomas F. Knight, Jr. and Angela M. Belcher.en_US
dc.contributor.authorNorville, Julie Erin, 1980-en_US
dc.contributor.otherMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2005-09-27T18:03:55Z
dc.date.available2005-09-27T18:03:55Z
dc.date.copyright2004en_US
dc.date.issued2004en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/28737
dc.descriptionThesis (S.M.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, 2004.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (p. 57-63).en_US
dc.description.abstractS-layer proteins, which naturally self-assemble on the exterior of cells, provide an interesting basis for the creation of synthetic scaffolds. In this thesis, I created a plasmid which produces a recombinant form of a well characterized S layer protein, sbpA, which has a number of properties ideal for nanotechnology applications. I also explored purification of both the native and recombinant forms of sbpA. Together these preliminary studies are the first, necessary, steps towards quantitative generation of crystallization conditions and the ultimate modifications of the protein form for a wide variety of engineering applications.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Julie Erin Norville.en_US
dc.format.extent63 p.en_US
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dc.publisherMassachusetts Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.rightsM.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission.en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582
dc.subjectElectrical Engineering and Computer Science.en_US
dc.titleSynthetic scaffolds and protein assemblies for engineering applicationsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreeS.M.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc59668886en_US


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