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Self-assembly of engineered protein nanocages into reversible ordered 3D superlattices mediated by zinc ions

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Abstract

Fabrication of ordered assemblies with protein nanocages as building blocks has attracted great attention. Here, we re-engineered the exterior surface of the smallest natural nanocage, DNA-binding protein from starved cells (Dps), to yield a highly ordered architecture triggered by zinc ions. The resulting architecture possesses a bcc superstructure, the assembly and disassembly of which are reversible and can be regulated by the salt concentration.

Graphical abstract: Self-assembly of engineered protein nanocages into reversible ordered 3D superlattices mediated by zinc ions

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Submitted
13 Aug 2019
Accepted
22 Aug 2019
First published
23 Aug 2019

Chem. Commun., 2019,55, 11299-11302
Article type
Communication

Self-assembly of engineered protein nanocages into reversible ordered 3D superlattices mediated by zinc ions

H. Chen, K. Zhou, Y. Wang, J. Zang and G. Zhao, Chem. Commun., 2019, 55, 11299
DOI: 10.1039/C9CC06262A

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