Genetically fused charged peptides induce rapid crystallization of proteins

K. Minamihata, K. Tsukamoto, M. Adachi, R. Shimizu, M. Mishina, R. Kuroki, T. Nagamune

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    We utilized electrostatic interaction to induce rapid crystallization of streptavidin. Simply mixing streptavidins possessing either a positively or negatively charged peptide at their C-terminus generated diffraction-quality crystals in a few hours. We modified the streptavidin crystals with fluorescent molecules using biotin, demonstrating the concept of protein crystals as functional biomaterials.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)3891-3894
    Number of pages4
    JournalChemical Communications
    Issue number27
    Publication statusPublished - Apr 7 2020

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Catalysis
    • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
    • Ceramics and Composites
    • Chemistry(all)
    • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
    • Metals and Alloys
    • Materials Chemistry


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