Self-Assembly of Proteins and Peptides and their Applications in Bionanotechnology

Author(s): Karthikeyan Subramani, Ameen Khraisat, Anne George.

Journal Name: Current Nanoscience

Volume 4 , Issue 2 , 2008

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Self- assembly of biological molecules forms the basic principle in the formation of complex biological structures. Numerous proteins and peptides have been emerging as nanobiomaterials due to their ability to self-assemble into nanoscale structures like nanotubes, nanovesicles, helical ribbons and three dimensional fibrous scaffolds. This mini review discusses the basic principle underlying molecular self-assembly of proteins and peptides towards designing novel biomimetic nanomaterials and their potential applications in electronics, biotechnology, nanotechnology and biomedicine.

Keywords: Bionanotechnology, self-assembly, proteins, peptides, 3-dimensional scaffolds, regenerative biology

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Year: 2008
Page: [201 - 207]
Pages: 7
DOI: 10.2174/157341308784340831
Price: $58

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