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Current Nanoscience


ISSN (Print): 1573-4137
ISSN (Online): 1875-6786

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

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

Volume 4, Issue 2, 2008

Page: [201 - 207] Pages: 7

DOI: 10.2174/157341308784340831

Price: $65


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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