Three-dimensional directed self-assembly of peptide nanowires into micrometer-sized crystalline cubes with nanoparticle joints

Prerna Kaur, Yoshiaki Maeda, Andrew C. Mutter, Tadashi Matsunaga, Yujia Xu, Hiroshi Matsui

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Micro construction sites: Engineered peptides and ligand-functionalized gold nanoparticles have been assembled into micrometer-scale 3D cube-shaped crystals (see picture), creating a physical framework for a biomimetic assembly strategy. The NPs join the peptide nanowires through streptavidin-biotin interactions to create cubic unit cells.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8375-8378
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number45
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Nov 2
Externally publishedYes



  • Bionanotechnology
  • Directed self-assembly
  • Molecular recognition
  • Nanoparticles
  • Peptides

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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