Multiplexing natural orientation: Oppositely directed self-assembling peptides

Woo Jin Jeong, Sanghun Han, Hyeseo Park, Kyeong Sik Jin, Yong Beom Lim

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We explore here the possibility that polypeptide chains with directional multiplicity might provide for the control of peptide self-assembly processes. We tested this new possibility using an oppositely directed peptide (ODP) supramolecular system. The ODP could make it possible to form a βαβ motif with antiparallel β-sheets, which does not exist in nature. Furthermore, the designed ODPs were able to self-assemble into discrete, homogeneous, and structured protein-like controlled nano-objects. ODPs represent a simple but powerful unnatural self-assembling peptide system that can become a basic scaffold for fabricating more complex and elaborate artificial nanostructures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2138-2145
Number of pages8
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jun 9

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Bioengineering
  • Biomaterials
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry


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