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Biopolymer

Definition

noun, plural: biopolymers

A polymeric compound produced by a living organism.


Supplement

Starch, proteins and peptides]], DNA, and RNA are all examples of biopolymers, in which the monomer units, respectively, are sugars, amino acids, and nucleotides.

Word origin: bio- + Greek polumer─ôs, consisting of many parts : polu-, poly- + meros, part.

Synonym: biological polymer.
See also: polymer.


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... solely to "noise."? Without algorithmic programming to control options, the number of possible paths in sequence space for each needed biopolymer is truly enormous. But when multiple biopolymers must all converge at the same place at the same time to collectively interact in a controlled ...

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... to intuition, they can be like-charged as well. We will focus the discussion specifically on our recent work on interactions between charged biopolymers and charged membranes. Early examples include colloidal complexes of anionic DNA and cationic lipids for non-viral gene therapy. We have ...

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... soluble products and controllable conformational switches in the production of genetically engineered or chemically synthesized silk analogues. Biopolymer Engineering - Structure-Function Relationships and Supramolecular Assembly - The interface between biology and biopolymer science and engineering ...

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