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This paper presents the construction of hollow peptide microspheres and the mechanism of transition of microspheres to rod-like vesicles at low concentration. The tripeptides Boc-Phe-Maba-Phe-OMe 1 and Boc-Phe-Maba-Tyr-OMe 2, each of them containing a rigid m-aminobenzoic acid (Maba) template at the central position, forms microspheres at a concentration of… (More)
The single crystal X-ray diffraction studies of a new tripeptide motif Boc-Tyr-Aib-Xaa-OMe (Xaa = Leu/Ile/Ala) reveal that the peptides adopt β-turn conformations which self-assemble to form a supramolecular double helical structure using various non-covalent interactions in the solid state and the peptides exhibit a type-III N(2) sorption isotherm.
The benzene-1,3,5-tricarboxyamide containing three l-methionine (1) self-assemble through 3-fold amide-amide hydrogen bonds and π-π stacking to fabricate one-dimensional nanorod like structure. However, the tyrosine analogue (2) carrying multiple H-bonding side chains lost the C3 symmetry and 3-fold amide-amide hydrogen bonds and developed a porous… (More)
The development of supramolecular smart materials, which exhibit physicochemical structural changes in response to external stimuli is of current interest for various applications. Herein, we have developed the novel tripodal triszwitterion 1, derived from a C3 -symmetric benzene-1,3,5-tricarboxamide (BTA) core, which forms a thermo-reversible and… (More)
The new amphiphilic peptide 1 is composed of alternating cyclohexyl side chains and guanidiniocarbonyl pyrrole (GCP) groups. In contrast to analogue 2, which contains lysine instead of the GCP groups and only exists as a random coil owing to charge repulsion, peptide 1 forms a stable β-sheet at neutral pH in aqueous medium. The weakly basic GCP groups (pKa… (More)
The effect of citrate-stabilized gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) on the secondary structure of an artificial β-sheet-forming cationic peptide has been studied. The AuNPs inhibited β-sheet formation and led to fragmented fibrils and spherical oligomers with assembled AuNPs on their surface. Besides this structural change, the functional properties of the peptide… (More)
A novel hybrid compound 1 efficiently shuttles genetic material into HeLa cells at concentrations as low as 0.6 μM, whereas the parent compound PAMAM-G2 is ineffective even at 200 μM. The high efficiency of 1 stems from its capabiliy to form highly condensed ligand-DNA polyplexes. Its binding affinity is actually lower than for the parent dendrimer.… (More)
The single crystal X-ray diffraction study of capped γ-peptide reveal that the peptide adopts helical conformation which self-assemble to form a supramolecular parallel double helical structure using intermolecular hydrogen bonding as well as π-π stacking interactions in the solid state.