Functional Peptide Monolayers at Interfaces

Avigail Baruch Leshem, Shlomo Zarzhitsky, Hanna Rapaport

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Amphiphilic peptides can be designed to form ordered supramolecular structures at hydrophilic-hydrophobic interfaces. These systems rely on the ability of peptides to fold into certain secondary structures at interfaces. This review focuses on the design of amphiphilic β-sheet peptide assemblies in monolayers at interfaces, and their relevance to inducing mineralization and interactions with specific ions. In addition, the review discusses recent studies demonstrating the applicability of designed amphiphilic β-sheet peptides to detection of specific small molecules and to elucidating intermolecular interactions relevant to drug delivery and enzyme catalysis systems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)661-670
Number of pages10
JournalIsrael Journal of Chemistry
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1 Jun 2015


  • amphiphiles
  • enzyme catalysis
  • peptides
  • self-assembly
  • β-sheet structures

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry (all)


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