Title

Toward the development of peptide nanofilaments and nanoropes as smart materials

Document Type

Journal Article

Role

author

Standard Number

0027-8424

Journal Title

PNAS

Volume

102

Issue

36

First Page

12656

Last Page

12661

Publication Date

2005

Abstract

Peptide sequences designed to self-assemble into filaments are shown to form the predicted structures, based on ultracentrifuge, atomic force microscope, dynamic light scattering, and circular dichroism data. The design uses phased hydrophobic interactions to drive self assembly, circumventing problems seen in previous approaches that used electrostatics as a driving force. --author-supplied description

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