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Self‐Assembly: A Robust Route to Enzymatically Functional, Hierarchically Self‐Assembled Peptide Frameworks (Adv. Mater. 19/2013) (page 2633)

Adding enzyme biofunctionality to peptide nanofibers is challenging since this can inhibit enzyme activity and peptide self‐assembly. Easan Sivaniah and co‐workers demonstrate on page 2661 the attachment of a polymerization synthase to peptide nanofibers via a selective non‐covalent peptide tag. The biofunctionalization, rapidly achieved, generates a biocompatible biopolyester coat on the fibers, with applicability in biomedical engineering. Cover image by Effigos AG.

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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, page 2633, May 21, 2013

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