Stabilization of α-helices by the self-assembly of macrocyclic peptides on the surface of gold nanoparticles for molecular recognition

Boram Kim, Sung Ju Choi, So Hee Han, Kang Yell Choi, Yong Beom Lim

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A novel strategy to stabilize the α-helical secondary structures of peptides upon binding to gold nanoparticles is described. Using a model protein-protein interaction system, we showed that AuNPs decorated with stabilized p53 α-helix peptides can mediate specific molecular recognition with their target protein.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7617-7619
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number69
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Jan 1


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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