Engineered Peptides for Nanohybrid Assemblies
Seker, U. O. S.
Sharma, V. K.
Demir, H. V.
American Chemical Society
Seker, U. O. S., Sharma, V. K., Akhavan, S., & Demir, H. V. (2014). Engineered peptides for nanohybrid assemblies. Langmuir, 30(8), 2137-2143.
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Inspired by biological material synthesis, synthetic biomineralization peptides have been screened through a laboratory evolution using biocombinatorial techniques. In this study, using the fine examples in nature, silica binding peptides and gold binding peptides were fused together to form a hybrid peptide. We designed fusion peptides with different gold binding and silica binding parts. First, we have tested the binding capability of the fusion peptides using quartz crystal microbalance on gold surface and silica surface. Second, S1G1 hybrid peptide enabled assembly of gold nanoparticles on a silica surface was achieved. Finally, nanomaterial synthesis ability of the S1G1 peptide was presented by the formation of a silica film on a gold surface. In this study, we are presenting a hybrid peptide tool for nanohybrid assembly as a promising route for nanotechnology applications.