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Rational design of self-assembled proteins and peptides for nano- and micro-sized architectures

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Many types of nano- and micro-structures are formed spontaneously through the self-assembly of biomolecules in nature, but devising chemical strategies to create biomolecular assemblies is still in the early stages. This review article describes recent progress in chemical strategies to rationally design artificial protein and peptide assemblies. Nano- and micro-structures such as fibers, tubes, rings, cages, polyhedrons, and more complex structures consisting of peptides and proteins, are constructed through self-assembly based on the formation of secondary structures and specific interactions.

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The article was received on 19 Oct 2013, accepted on 26 Nov 2013 and first published on 26 Nov 2013


Article type: Review Article
DOI: 10.1039/C3RA45944F
Citation: RSC Adv., 2014,4, 2942-2953
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    Rational design of self-assembled proteins and peptides for nano- and micro-sized architectures

    K. Matsuurua, RSC Adv., 2014, 4, 2942
    DOI: 10.1039/C3RA45944F

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