A protocol for the design of protein and peptide nanostructure self-assemblies exploiting synthetic amino acids
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In recent years there has been increasing interest in nanostructure design based on the self-assembly properties of proteins and polymers. Nanodesign requires the ability to predictably manipulate the properties of the self-assembly of autonomous building blocks, which can fold or aggregate into preferred conformational states. The design includes functional synthetic materials and biological macromolecules. Autonomous biological building blocks with available 3D structures provide an extremely rich and useful resource. Structural databases contain large libraries of protein molecules and their building blocks with a range of sizes, shapes, surfaces, and chemical properties. The introduction of engineered synthetic residues or short peptides into these building blocks can greatly expand the available chemical space and enhance the desired
CitationHaspel; Aleman, C.; Zanuy, D. A protocol for the design of protein and peptide nanostructure self-assemblies exploiting synthetic amino acids. A: "Computational protein design". 2017, p. 323-352.