Nucleobase peptide amphiphiles
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© the Partner Organisations 2014. A new class of peptide materials is introduced, integrating orthogonal aspects of peptide, nucleoside, and amphiphile chemistry. In solution, species such as rod-like or helical micelles are formed, which can lead to nanoribbons under lateral or longitudinal hierarchical growth regimes. Gelation of a wide range of solvents can be induced, including water and aqueous buffer, providing new avenues for nucleobase-specific electrophoresis, oligonucleotide delivery and bioactive cell growth media.
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Serpell, C. J., Barłóg, M., Basu, K., Fakhoury, J. F., Bazzi, H. S., & Sleiman, H. F.