Tunable self-assembled peptide amphiphile nanostructures.

@article{Meng2012TunableSP,
  title={Tunable self-assembled peptide amphiphile nanostructures.},
  author={Qingbin Meng and Yingying Kou and Xin Ma and Yuanjun Liang and Lei Guo and Caihua Ni and Keliang Liu},
  journal={Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids},
  year={2012},
  volume={28 11},
  pages={5017-22}
}
Peptide amphiphiles are capable of self-assembly into a diverse array of nanostructures including ribbons, tubes, and vesicles. However, the ability to select the morphology of the resulting structure is not well developed. We examined the influence of systematic changes in the number and type of hydrophobic and hydrophilic amino acids on the self-assembly of amphiphilic peptides. Variations in the morphology of self-assembled peptides of the form X(6)K(n) (X = alanine, valine, or leucine; K… CONTINUE READING
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