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Self-assembly of bioactive peptides, peptide conjugates, and peptide mimetic materials

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Abstract

Molecular self-assembly is a multi-disciplinary field of research, with potential chemical and biological applications. One of the main driving forces of self-assembly is molecular amphiphilicity, which can drive formation of complex and stable nanostructures. Self-assembling peptide and peptide conjugates have attracted great attention due to their biocompatibility, biodegradability and biofunctionality. Understanding assembly enables the better design of peptide amphiphiles which may form useful and functional nanostructures. This review covers self-assembly of amphiphilic peptides and peptide mimetic materials, as well as their potential applications.

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The article was received on 04 May 2017, accepted on 22 Jun 2017 and first published on 26 Jun 2017


Article type: Review Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7OB01092C
Citation: Org. Biomol. Chem., 2017,15, 5867-5876
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    Self-assembly of bioactive peptides, peptide conjugates, and peptide mimetic materials

    C. J. C. Edwards-Gayle and I. W. Hamley, Org. Biomol. Chem., 2017, 15, 5867
    DOI: 10.1039/C7OB01092C

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