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Catalytic peptide assemblies

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Abstract

Self-assembly of molecules often results in new emerging properties. Even very short peptides can self-assemble into structures with a variety of physical and structural characteristics. Remarkably, many peptide assemblies show high catalytic activity in model reactions reaching efficiencies comparable to those found in natural enzymes by weight. In this review, we discuss different strategies used to rationally develop self-assembled peptide catalysts with natural and unnatural backbones as well as with metal-containing cofactors.

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The article was received on 29 Jan 2018 and first published on 29 Mar 2018


Article type: Review Article
DOI: 10.1039/C8CS00080H
Citation: Chem. Soc. Rev., 2018, Advance Article
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    Catalytic peptide assemblies

    O. Zozulia, M. A. Dolan and I. V. Korendovych, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2018, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C8CS00080H

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