MBM Gruppe
Molecular Biomechanics


Mechanical properties of silk


Silk is one of the many biomaterials with mechanical properties not yet reached by synthetic counterparts. Silk fibers have an outstanding …

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Mechanical properties of Nacre


Nacre, also known as mother-of-pearl, is a biocomposite located at the inner layer of seashells, with exceptional mechanical properties such as …

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Force-triggered blood coagulation


Blood coagulation is a complex phenomenon requiring the activation of a series of proteins upon changes in the physiological flow of …

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Structure-based Drug design


Structure-based design methods have proven effective in every aspect of drug design – from lead discovery, development, through guiding clinical trials. …

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Force-driven allostery in proteins


Allostery in proteins plays a significant role such as cell signalling or gene and enzyme regulations. Allostery is characterized by a …

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Chemical and enzymatic reactions can be guided by mechanical stress. While single molecule force spectroscopy is an emerging technique to study …

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Force distribution analysis (FDA)


Force distribution analysis (FDA) is a method to detect and follow force and stress propagation in proteins, reminiscent of Finite Element …

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