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Functional amyloid materials at surfaces/interfaces

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With the development of nanotechnology, functional amyloid materials are drawing increasing attention, and numerous remarkable applications are emerging. Amyloids, defined as a class of supramolecular assemblies of misfolded proteins or peptides into β-sheet fibrils, have evolved in many new respects and offer abundant chemical/biological functions. These proteinaceous micro/nano-structures provide excellent biocompatibility, rich phase behaviours, strong mechanical properties, and stability at interfaces not only in nature but also in functional materials, displaying versatile interactions with surfaces/interfaces that have been widely adopted in bioadhesion, synthetic biology, and composites. Overall, functional amyloids at surfaces/interfaces have excellent potential applications in next-generation biotechnology and biomaterials.

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04 Dec 2017
29 Jan 2018
First published
30 Jan 2018

Biomater. Sci., 2018,6, 462-472
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Functional amyloid materials at surfaces/interfaces

C. Li, R. Qin, R. Liu, S. Miao and P. Yang, Biomater. Sci., 2018, 6, 462
DOI: 10.1039/C7BM01124E

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