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Tripeptide self-assembled hydrogels: unexpected twists of chirality

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Abstract

Change of chirality of the first N-terminal amino acid of tripeptides VFF and FFV from L to D results in self-assembled hydrogels at physiological pH from non-assembling L-analogues. Interestingly, changing the chirality of F yields very different nanostructures; nanotapes are observed for DVFF, twisted fibers for DFFV.

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Submitted
25 Oct 2011
Accepted
24 Nov 2011
First published
24 Nov 2011

Chem. Commun., 2012,48, 2195-2197
Article type
Communication

Tripeptide self-assembled hydrogels: unexpected twists of chirality

S. Marchesan, C. D. Easton, F. Kushkaki, L. Waddington and P. G. Hartley, Chem. Commun., 2012, 48, 2195
DOI: 10.1039/C2CC16609G

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