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The Phe-Phe Motif for Peptide Self-Assembly in Nanomedicine

By Silvia Marchesan, Attilio Vargiu and Katie Styan

Abstract

Since its discovery, the Phe-Phe motif has gained in popularity as a minimalist building block to drive the self-assembly of short peptides and their analogues into nanostructures and hydrogels. Molecules based on the Phe-Phe motif have found a range of applications in nanomedicine, from drug delivery and biomaterials to new therapeutic paradigms. Here we discuss the various production methods for this class of compounds, and the characterization, nanomorphologies, and application of their self-assembled nanostructures. We include the most recent findings on their remarkable properties, which hold substantial promise for the creation of the next generation nanomedicines

Topics: self-assembly, peptides, nanomaterials, nanomedicine
Year: 2015
DOI identifier: 10.3390/molecules201119658
OAI identifier: oai:arts.units.it:11368/2847930

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