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Hybrid bioinorganic insulin amyloid fibrils

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Abstract

Herein we report a method to functionalize in vitro grown insulin amyloid fibrils with various inorganic materials. The counterion of the positively charged amyloid fibril is exchanged with anions from various salts; subsequent addition of appropriate cations results in functionalization of the amyloid fibril. We demonstrate the formation of apatite and platinum complex structures ordered by the amyloid template.

Graphical abstract: Hybrid bioinorganic insulin amyloid fibrils

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The article was received on 08 Feb 2010, accepted on 13 Apr 2010 and first published on 10 May 2010


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C002718A
Chem. Commun., 2010,46, 4157-4159

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    Hybrid bioinorganic insulin amyloid fibrils

    Q. Tang, N. Solin, J. Lu and O. Inganäs, Chem. Commun., 2010, 46, 4157
    DOI: 10.1039/C002718A

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