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Toll-like receptor agonist lipopeptides self-assemble into distinct nanostructures

Hamley, I., Kirkham, S., Dehsorkhi, A., Castelletto, V., Reza, M. and Ruokolainen, J. (2014) Toll-like receptor agonist lipopeptides self-assemble into distinct nanostructures. Chemical Communications, 50. pp. 15948-15951. ISSN 1359-7345

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1039/c4cc07511k

Abstract/Summary

The self-assembled structure of toll-like receptor agonist lipopeptides containing the CSK4 peptide sequence is examined in aqueous solution. A remarkable dependence of morphology on the number of attached hexadecyl lipid chains is demonstrated, with spherical micelle structures for mono- and di-lipidated structures observed, but flexible wormlike micelles for the homologue containing three lipid chains. The distinct modes of assembly may have an important influence on the bioactivity of this class of lipopeptide.

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:38485
Publisher:The Royal Society of Chemistry

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