Surface-modifiable free-floating films formed by multiway connection of collagen-like triple-helical peptides

Shunsuke Matsui, Chisato M. Yamazaki, Takaki Koide

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Abstract

Square-millimeter-sized free-floating translucent films are formed in physiological buffer by multiway connections between biotinylated collagen-like triple-helical peptides and avidin. Although the compositions of the films are almost constant, regardless of the ratios of the components loaded, their thicknesses can be controlled by the concentrations of the components. The film surfaces can be further modified by taking advantage of exposed biotin (or avidin) functionalities. The self-assembled films could serve as novel materials in biomedical and biosensing applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)911-915
Number of pages5
JournalMacromolecular rapid communications
Volume33
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 May 29

Keywords

  • electron microscopy
  • films
  • peptides
  • self-assembly

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry

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