Accession Number:

ADA416701

Title:

Peptide Nanofilament Engineering

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept. 1 Apr 1998-30 Sep 2001

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE DEPT OF BIOLOGY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2003-07-04

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

This laboratory studied four systems involving molecular self-assembly during this project period. Each system will open a new avenue of research in developing novel applications for use in biomedical engineering and materials science. These systems include self-assembling oligopeptides that form stable beta sheets in water, peptides that form inter- and intramolecular self-assemblies, peptides that spontaneously assemble onto a surface to form monolayers, and peptides that condense and encapsulate DNA to facilitate highly efficient gene delivery. 2 figures, 12 refs.

Subject Categories:

  • Biomedical Instrumentation and Bioengineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE