Designing peptide based nanomaterials

Rein V. Ulijn, Andrew M. Smith

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Abstract

This tutorial review looks at the design rules that allow peptides to be exploited as building blocks for the assembly of nanomaterials. These design rules are either derived by copying nature (alpha-helix, beta-sheet) or may exploit entirely new designs based on peptide derivatives (peptide amphiphiles, pi-stacking systems). We will examine the features that can be introduced to allow self-assembly to be controlled and directed by application of an externally applied stimulus, such as pH, light or enzyme action. Lastly the applications of designed self-assembly peptide systems in biotechnology (3D cell culture, biosensing) and technology (nanoelectronics, templating) will be examined.

LanguageEnglish
Pages664-675
Number of pages12
JournalChemical Society Reviews
Volume37
Issue number4
Early online date10 Jan 2008
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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Nanostructured materials
Peptides
Self assembly
Amphiphiles
Copying
Nanoelectronics
Biotechnology
Cell culture
Derivatives
Enzymes

Keywords

  • design
  • peptide based nanomaterials

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Ulijn, Rein V. ; Smith, Andrew M. / Designing peptide based nanomaterials. In: Chemical Society Reviews. 2008 ; Vol. 37, No. 4. pp. 664-675.
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