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Self-assembling amphiphilic peptides

Dehsorkhi, A., Castelletto, V. and Hamley, I. W. (2014) Self-assembling amphiphilic peptides. Journal of Peptide Science, 20 (7). pp. 453-467. ISSN 1099-1387

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1002/psc.2633

Abstract/Summary

The self-assembly of several classes of amphiphilic peptides is reviewed, and selected applications are discussed. We discuss recent work on the self-assembly of lipopeptides, surfactant-like peptides and amyloid peptides derived from the amyloid-β peptide. The influence of environmental variables such as pH and temperature on aggregate nanostructure is discussed. Enzyme-induced remodelling due to peptide cleavage and nanostructure control through photocleavage or photo-cross-linking are also considered. Lastly, selected applications of amphiphilic peptides in biomedicine and materials science are outlined.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Interdisciplinary centres and themes > Chemical Analysis Facility (CAF)
Faculty of Life Sciences > School of Chemistry, Food and Pharmacy > Department of Chemistry
ID Code:37104
Uncontrolled Keywords:self-assembly;amphiphilic peptides;surfactant-like peptides;amyloid peptides
Publisher:European Peptide Society and John Wiley & Sons

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