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Peptide-nanotube composit material

Development of a novel composite material with carbon nanotubes assisted by self-assembled peptides designed in conjunction with β-sheet formation Y. Hashida1, T. Umeyama, J. Mihara, H. Imahori, M. Tsujimoto1, S. Isoda1, M. Takano1, M. Hashida1, J Pharm Sci , 2012,...

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Formation of alpha-helical nanofibers

Formation of α-Helical Nanofibers by Mixing β-Structured and α-Helical Coiled Coil Peptides E. Brandenburg , H. von Berlepsch , J. Leiterer , F. Emmerling , B. Koksch Biomacromolecules, Just Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1021/bm300882d The helical coiled coil is a...

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Effects of Lipidation on a Short Antimicrobial Peptide

H. Bauke Albada, et al. have just reported (ACS Med. Chem. Lett., Just Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1021/ml300148v) that adding lipids attached to the sidechain of a lysine residue at the N- or C-terminal of the short antimicrobial peptide (Arg-Trp)3 significantly...

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Self-assembled Peptide Nanofibers

K. Tomizaki et al. recently published a report (Langmuir, Article ASAP, DOI: 10.1021/la301745x) about two short peptides that self-assemble into nanofibers.  They used the nanofibers as templates for forming and aligning ZnO particles at room temperature.   These...

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Detection of Highly Curved Membrane Surfaces

Detection of Highly Curved Membrane Surfaces Using a Cyclic Peptide Derived from Synaptotagmin-I J. P. Saludes, L. A. Morton, N. Ghosh, L. A. Beninson, E. R. Chapman, M. Fleshner, H. Yin, ACS Chem. Biol., Articles ASAP (As Soon As Publishable) DOI: 10.1021/cb3002705...

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TAPP analogs containing β(3) -homo-amino acids

TAPP analogs containing β(3) -homo-amino acids: synthesis and receptor binding. Podwysocka D, Kosson P, Lipkowski AW, Olma A., J Pept Sci. DOI: 10.1002/psc.2433 Epub ahead of print July 12, 2012. Copyright © 2012 European Peptide Society and John Wiley & Sons,...

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Synthesis of cyclic gomesin

Machado, et al. recently published a paper (J. Pept. Sci. 2012, 18, 588-98) in which they report synthesized backbone cyclized analogs of gomesin, an antimicrobial peptide from the hemocytes of the Brazilian spider Acantoscurria gomesiana.  They performed the backbone...

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