Synthetic Peptide Capsids

with antimicrobial potential

A Chirascan case study.

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In this study, the peptide topology of artificial capsid assemblies was characterised by means of far-UV CD spectroscopy.

While peptide subunits individually remained unfolded in solution, they assembled in an equimolar mixture as apparent from the corresponding spectral data, which reflects almost complete helix formation.

See the original paper here:

De Santis et al. 2017, Nat. Commun. 8:2263

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