Hydrogels of Cytoskeletal Proteins

Preparation, Structure, and Emergent Functions

  • Yoshihito Osada
  • Ryuzo Kawamura
  • Ken-Ichi Sano

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Yoshihito Osada, Ryuzo Kawamura, Ken-Ichi Sano
    Pages 1-5
  3. Yoshihito Osada, Ryuzo Kawamura, Ken-Ichi Sano
    Pages 7-19
  4. Yoshihito Osada, Ryuzo Kawamura, Ken-Ichi Sano
    Pages 21-34
  5. Yoshihito Osada, Ryuzo Kawamura, Ken-Ichi Sano
    Pages 35-58
  6. Yoshihito Osada, Ryuzo Kawamura, Ken-Ichi Sano
    Pages 59-70
  7. Yoshihito Osada, Ryuzo Kawamura, Ken-Ichi Sano
    Pages 71-71
  8. Yoshihito Osada, Ryuzo Kawamura, Ken-Ichi Sano
    Pages 73-79

About this book

Introduction

This book describes a new family of bio-polymer gels made from cytoskeletal proteins - actin, microtubule, and tropomyosin.  The importance of the gel state with multi-scale hierarchical structure is emphasized to utilize emergent functions in living organisms. Detailed protocol of gel preparation, specified method of structure investigation, and dynamic studies of self-organization, self-healing, synchronized oscillating, and autonomous motility functions are introduced  together with biomimetic functions of synthetic hydrogels.

Keywords

Artificial Chemical Synapses Artificial Muscle Biomimetic Science Chemical Memory Conductive Polymers Dual Sensing-Actuators Electrochromic Windows Haptic Artificial Muscles Hydrogels Mechanical Awareness Multifunctional Devices Polymeric Batteries Smart Membranes Soft Actuators Wet Actuators

Authors and affiliations

  • Yoshihito Osada
    • 1
  • Ryuzo Kawamura
    • 2
  • Ken-Ichi Sano
    • 3
  1. 1.RIKENWako-shiJapan
  2. 2.Nakabayashi Laboratory Department oFaculty of Science, Saitama UniversNaraJapan
  3. 3.Nagoya UniversityChikusa-kuJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-27377-8
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-27375-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-27377-8
  • About this book
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