Nanomedicine, Volume I: Basic Capabilities
© 1999 Robert A. Freitas Jr. All Rights Reserved.
Robert A. Freitas Jr., Nanomedicine, Volume I: Basic Capabilities, Landes Bioscience, Georgetown, TX, 1999
3.5 Molecular Receptor Engineering
Molecular recognition requires a detailed surface complementarity between the target molecule and its receptor. The interplay of various molecular forces between ligand and receptor causes them to selectively bind together, typically engineered to occur in ~10-6 sec. It is useful first to briefly review and quantify the principal physical forces at work.
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