Hamley, I.W. (2007) Peptide fibrillization. Angewandte Chemie-International Edition, 46 (43). pp. 8128-8147. ISSN 1433-7851
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An important factor in many diseases based on the deposition of amyloids is the fibrillization of peptides. Furthermore, fibril formation also promises applications in bionanotechnology: fibrillar peptide hydrogels can be made for cell scaffolds and as substrates for functional and responsive biomaterials, biosensors, and nanowires. The mechanisms and kinetics of fibril formation are discussed.