Bioinspired peptide nanotubes: Deposition technology and physical properties

J. Shklovsky, P. Beker, N. Amdursky, E. Gazit, G. Rosenman*

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Proteins and peptides have the intrinsic ability to self-assemble into elongated solid nanofibrils, which give rise to amyloid progressive neurodegenerative diseases (Alzheimer's, Parkinson, etc.). It has been found that of the core recognition motif of Aβ peptide is the diphenylalanine element. The diphenylalanine peptide can self-assemble into well-ordered peptide nanotubes (PNT). In this paper we report on our newly developed process-vapor deposition of PNT and "bottom-up" nanotechnological techniques of PNT patterning. Study of several physical properties of PNT such as optical and electrochemical are presented. The results may lead to the development of a new generation of PNT-based bioinspired functional nanodevices.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)62-66
Number of pages5
JournalMaterials Science and Engineering B
Issue number1-3
StatePublished - 25 May 2010


  • Double layer
  • Optical properties
  • Peptide nanotubes
  • Ultracapacitors
  • Vapor deposition


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