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Reports Summarize Materials Science and Physical Chemistry Study Results from Aalto University (The Structural Basis for Function in Diamond-like...

September 5, 2014



Reports Summarize Materials Science and Physical Chemistry Study Results from Aalto University (The Structural Basis for Function in Diamond-like Carbon Binding Peptides)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Science Letter -- Current study results on Science have been published. According to news reporting from Aalto, Finland, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "The molecular structural basis for the function of specific peptides that bind to diamond-like carbon (DLC) surfaces was investigated. For this, a competition assay that provided a robust way of comparing relative affinities of peptide variants was set up."

The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from Aalto University, "Point mutations of specific residues resulted in significant effects, but it was shown that the chemical composition of the peptide was not sufficient to explain peptide affinity. More significantly, rearrangements in the sequence indicated that the binding is a complex recognition event that is dependent on the overall structure of the peptide."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "The work demonstrates the unique properties of peptides for creating functionality at interfaces via noncovalent binding for potential applications in, for example, nanomaterials, biomedical materials, and sensors."

For more information on this research see: The Structural Basis for Function in Diamond-like Carbon Binding Peptides. Langmuir, 2014;30(29):8798-8802. Langmuir can be contacted at: Amer Chemical Soc, 1155 16TH St, NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA. (American Chemical Society - www.acs.org; Langmuir - www.pubs.acs.org/journal/langd5)

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting B. Gabryelczyk, Aalto Univ, Dept. of Biotechnol & Chem Technol, Aalto 00076, Finland. Additional authors for this research include G.R. Szilvay and M.B. Linder (see also Science).

Keywords for this news article include: Aalto, Europe, Finland, Science

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