Chitosan fibers: versatile platform for nickel-mediated protein assembly.

  title={Chitosan fibers: versatile platform for nickel-mediated protein assembly.},
  author={Xiao-wen Shi and Hsuan-Chen Wu and Yi Liu and Chen-Yu Tsao and Kai Wang and Eiry Kobatake and William E. Bentley and Gregory F. Payne},
  volume={9 5},
Fibers are a versatile platform because standard methods are available for the hierarchical assembly of individual fibers into controllable patterns (e.g., fabrics). Here, we report a method to biofunctionalize individual fibers by the reversible binding of proteins, and we suggest the potential of fiber assemblies by generating simple multifiber structures. Specifically, we use chitosan fibers and show that nickel can mediate assembly of histidine-tagged proteins to these fibers. Initial… CONTINUE READING