Controlled assembly of macromolecular β-sheet fibrils

J.M. Smeenk, M.B.J. Otten, J. Thies, D.A. Tirrell, H.G. Stunnenberg, J.C.M. Hest, van

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Blocking out aggregation: Triblock copolymers consisting of a central β-sheet polypeptide block with the repeating [(AlaGly)3GluGly] n sequence and poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) of Mn = 750 g mol-1 were prepared and the assembly properties in the solid state were investigated. Attachment of PEG prevented the macroscopic aggregation of the β-sheet polypeptide portion and, instead, resulted in the formation of well-defined fibrils. (Figure Presented).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1968-1971
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - 18 Mar 2005
Externally publishedYes


  • Conjugation
  • Fibers
  • Peptides
  • Polymers
  • Self-assembly


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