Zipper-like properties of [poly(L-lysine)+ poly(L-glutamic acid)]beta-pleated molecular self-assembly.


Journal Article

Through the application of Molecular Force Spectroscopy, here we demonstrate nanomechanical properties of a beta-pleated, reversible, and pH-controllable molecular "zipper" formed by the spontaneous self-assembly of two sequenceless polypeptides.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Dzwolak, W; Marszalek, PE

Published Date

  • November 2005

Published In

Start / End Page

  • 5557 - 5559

PubMed ID

  • 16358062

Pubmed Central ID

  • 16358062

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1364-548X

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1359-7345

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1039/b510150f


  • eng