Design of nanostructured biological materials through self-assembly of peptides and proteins Academic Article uri icon


  • Several self-assembling peptide and protein systems that form nanotubes, helical ribbons and fibrous scaffolds have recently emerged as biological materials. Peptides and proteins have also been selected to bind metals, semiconductors and ions, inspiring the design of new materials for a wide range of applications in nano-biotechnology.

altmetric score

  • 9

author list (cited authors)

  • Zhang, S., Marini, D. M., Hwang, W., & Santoso, S.

citation count

  • 450

publication date

  • December 2002