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Issue 11, 2006
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Nanopatterning proteins and peptides

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Abstract

A variety of techniques have been developed to site-specifically immobilize biomolecules onto surfaces with resolutions below one micron. The ability to pattern proteins and peptides in particular has great potential for applications in biosensors, biomaterials, and tissue engineering. For example, immobilizing proteins at the nanoscale could lead to the development of diagnostic protein nanoarrays, while patterning peptides could lead to greater control over the cell/biomaterial interface. This review discusses the methods that have been reported for patterning proteins and peptides with submicron and nanometer resolutions.

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Submitted
31 Jul 2006
Accepted
08 Sep 2006
First published
29 Sep 2006

Soft Matter, 2006,2, 928-939
Article type
Review Article

Nanopatterning proteins and peptides

K. L. Christman, V. D. Enriquez-Rios and H. D. Maynard, Soft Matter, 2006, 2, 928
DOI: 10.1039/B611000B

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