Functionalized micellar assemblies prepared via block copolymers synthesized by living free radical polymerization upon peptide-loaded resins.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Hybrid peptidic-synthetic amphiphilic block copolymers, synthesized by living free radical polymerization (LFRP) on solid support, have been utilized as precursors for nanoscale materials possessing bio-available peptides. LFRP initiators, coupled to the peptide terminus upon the resin, facilitated the growth of homo- and block copolymers via nitroxide mediated radical polymerization (NMRP) or atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP). Herein, the versatile solid-support synthesis of the antimicrobial peptide tritrpticin, coupling of living free radical polymerization initiators to the peptide-loaded resin, and the controlled radical polymerization of various monomers to yield amphiphilic diblock copolymers are described. Assembly of the peptidic-synthetic block copolymers into micelles and a preliminary assessment of their in vitro biological properties are detailed.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Becker, ML; Liu, J; Wooley, KL

Published Date

  • January 2005

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 6 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 220 - 228

PubMed ID

  • 15638524

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1526-4602

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1525-7797

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1021/bm049551y


  • eng