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Ultra-small gold nanoclusters (AuNCs) have unique size-dependent optical, electrical and chemical properties. They have emerged as a new nanomaterial with broad applications in optoelectronics, catalysis, biosensing, and bioimaging. Several strategies have been exploited to prepare AuNCs of different "magic number" sizes, using different templates e.g.… (More)
Peptidoglycan precursors containing D-Cys at position 4 were polymerised to form a synthetic peptidoglycan layer, which could be fluorescently labelled, providing a new method to monitor peptidoglycan transglycosylation and transpeptidation.
Determining the mechanism of action of antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) is critical if they are to be developed into the clinical setting. In recent years high resolution techniques such as atomic force microscopy (AFM) have increasingly been utilised to determine AMP mechanism of action on planar lipid bilayers and live bacteria. Here we present the… (More)