'New tailor-made biopolymers produced from lignocellulosic sugars waste for highly demanding fire-resistant applications'

A Robust Route to Enzymatically Functional, Hierarchically Self‐Assembled Peptide Frameworks (pages 2661–2665)

The addition of enzyme biofunctionality to self‐assembling peptide nanofibers is challenging since such additions can inhibit functionality or self‐assembly. We introduce a method for peptide nanofiber enzyme functionalization, demonstrated by the attachment of a polymerization synthase to peptide nanofibers. The enzyme generates a biocompatible, biodegradable biopolyester coat on the fibers with applicablity in medical engineering. This approach provides a template for generation of functional bionanomaterials.

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» Author: S. Sangiambut1, K. Channon1, N. M. Thomson1, S. Sato2,3, T. Tsuge2, Y. Doi4, E. Sivaniah1,*

» Reference: Advanced MaterialsVolume 25, Issue 19, pages 2661–2665, May 21, 2013

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This project has received funding from the European Unionís Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration