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Investigators at KIIT University Have Reported New Data on Nanostructures (Self-assembly of peptides to nanostructures)

July 29, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Life Science Weekly -- Researchers detail new data in Nanostructures. According to news reporting originating in Bhubaneswar, India, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "The formation of well-ordered nanostructures through self-assembly of diverse organic and inorganic building blocks has drawn much attention owing to their potential applications in biology and chemistry. Among all organic building blocks, peptides are one of the most promising platforms due to their biocompatibility, chemical diversity, and resemblance to proteins."

The news reporters obtained a quote from the research from KIIT University, "Inspired by the protein assembly in biological systems, various self-assembled peptide structures have been constructed using several amino acids and sequences. This review focuses on this emerging area, the recent advances in peptide self-assembly, and formation of different nanostructures, such as tubular structures, fibers, vesicles, and spherical and rod-coil structures."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "While different peptide nanostructures have been discovered, potential applications are explored in drug delivery, tissue engineering, wound healing, and surfactants."

For more information on this research see: Self-assembly of peptides to nanostructures. Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry, 2014;12(22):3544-61. (Royal Society of Chemistry -; Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry -

Our news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained by contacting D. Mandal, School of Biotechnology, KIIT University, Bhubaneswar, Orissa, India. Additional authors for this research include A. Nasrolahi Shirazi and K. Parang (see also Nanostructures).

Keywords for this news article include: Bhubaneswar, India, Asia, Emerging Technologies, Nanostructural, Nanostructures, Nanotechnology.

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Source: Life Science Weekly

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