Title

Nanorods Formed from a New Class of Peptidomimetics

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-7-2012

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

https://doi.org/10.1021/ma3015992

Abstract

Although peptide amphiphiles have been explored as nanomaterials for different applications, nanostructures formed by hierarchical molecular assembly of sequence-specific peptidomimetics are much less developed. Such protein-like nanomaterials could enhance the current application of peptide-based amphiphiles by enriching the diversity of nanostructures, increasing in vivostability for biomedical applications, and facilitating the understanding of biomacromolecular self-assembly. Herein we present a biomimetic γ-AApeptide amphiphile which forms nanorods. Our results demonstrate the capability of γ-AApeptide amphiphiles as a potential scaffold for the preparation of biomimetic and bioinspired nanostructures. The programmability and biocompatibility of γ-AApeptides could lead to novel nanomaterials for a wide variety of applications.

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Citation / Publisher Attribution

Macromolecules, v. 45, issue 18, p. 7350–7355

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