Directional affinity of short peptides for synthetic polymers

Takaaki Date, Keiji Tanaka, Toshihiko Nagamura, Takeshi Serizawa

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    A study was conducted to demonstrate the directional affinities of the c02 peptides with adhesion forces of the c02 peptide immobilized onto the atomic force microscopy (AFM) cantilever against PMMA surfaces. The study also demonstrated material-binding peptides with short sequences for interactions with artificial materials. The study developed a force-displacement curve by combining the cantilever tip coated with B-c02 and the target it-PMMA surface. The study proved that c02 peptide immobilized without denaturation during the force measurement. The study found that modification of the c02 peptide with foreign molecules can be used as a process for developing novel peptidyl nanomaterials. The study confirmed that short peptides show directional affinity for target artificial materials based on adhesion force and kinetic measurements.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)4536-4538
    Number of pages3
    JournalChemistry of Materials
    Issue number14
    Publication statusPublished - Jul 22 2008

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Chemistry(all)
    • Chemical Engineering(all)
    • Materials Chemistry


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