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Issue 39, 2013
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Reversible helical unwinding transition of a self-assembling peptide amphiphile

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Abstract

A designed peptide amphiphile C16-KKFFVLK self-assembles into nanotubes and helical ribbons in aqueous solution at room temperature. A remarkable unwinding transition, leading to twisted tapes, is observed on heating. Nanotubes and ribbons re-form on cooling.

Graphical abstract: Reversible helical unwinding transition of a self-assembling peptide amphiphile

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The article was received on 25 Jun 2013, accepted on 19 Aug 2013 and first published on 19 Aug 2013


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C3SM51725J
Citation: Soft Matter, 2013,9, 9290-9293
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    Reversible helical unwinding transition of a self-assembling peptide amphiphile

    I. W. Hamley, A. Dehsorkhi, V. Castelletto, S. Furzeland, D. Atkins, J. Seitsonen and J. Ruokolainen, Soft Matter, 2013, 9, 9290
    DOI: 10.1039/C3SM51725J

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