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.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Ceramics and Composites
- Surfaces, Coatings and Films
- Metals and Alloys
- Materials Chemistry