Parallel β-sheet assemblies at interfaces

Ronit Sneer, Markus Jan Weygand, Kristian Kjaer, David A. Tirrell, Hanna Rapaport

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Abstract

Electrostatic tuning: Parallel β-sheet assemblies at interfaces were obtained via designed complementary electrostatic interactions. A system composed of an equimolar mixture of two amphiphilic peptides PA (see picture) and PB, which are identical in sequence but for the two amino acids, lysine and glutamic acid, reversed in positions along the strands, demonstrates the prevailing effect of cross-strand pair electrostatic interactions on tuning the assembly of β-strands.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)747-750
Number of pages4
JournalChemPhysChem
Volume5
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 17 May 2004

Keywords

  • Fractals
  • Interfaces
  • Peptides
  • Self-assembly
  • X-ray diffraction

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