Fabrication of ellagic acid incorporated self-assembled peptide microtubes and their applications.

@article{Barnaby2012FabricationOE,
  title={Fabrication of ellagic acid incorporated self-assembled peptide microtubes and their applications.},
  author={Stacey N. Barnaby and Karl R. Fath and Areti Tsiola and Ipsita Banerjee},
  journal={Colloids and surfaces. B, Biointerfaces},
  year={2012},
  volume={95},
  pages={154-61}
}
Ellagic acid (EA), a plant polyphenol known for its wide-range of health benefits was encapsulated within self-assembled threonine based peptide microtubes. The microtubes were assembled using the synthesized precursor bolaamphiphile bis(N-α-amido threonine)-1,5-pentane dicarboxylate. The self-assembly of the microstructures was probed at varying pH. In general, tubular formations were observed at a pH range of 4-6. The formed microtubes were then utilized for fabrication with EA. We probed the… CONTINUE READING