Evolution of the amyloid fiber over multiple length scales.

@article{Ridgley2013EvolutionOT,
  title={Evolution of the amyloid fiber over multiple length scales.},
  author={Devin M. Ridgley and Justin R. Barone},
  journal={ACS nano},
  year={2013},
  volume={7 2},
  pages={1006-15}
}
The amyloid is a natural self-assembled peptide material comparable in specific stiffness to spider silk and steel. Throughout the literature there are many studies of the nanometer-sized amyloid fibril; however, peptide mixtures are capable of self-assembling beyond the nanometer scale into micrometer-sized fibers. Here, atomic force microscopy (AFM) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) are used to observe the self-assembly of the peptide mixtures in solution for 20 days and the fibers upon… CONTINUE READING

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