Peptide-based synthetic design, construction and morphology of soft structures

Sudipta Mondal, Apurba K. Barman, Sandeep Verma*

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Peptide-based self-assembly offers a unique entry into the construction of soft structures with interesting material properties and functions. Aromatic amino acid-containing peptides are commonly employed as they exhibit high propensity to aggregate due to increased hydrophobic content, promotion of favorable secondary structures, planarity and the possibility of p-p interactions. Incorporation of covalent scaffolds, stimuli-responsive handles and carbohydrate moieties augment beneficial characteristics to the resulting peptide conjugates. These modifications were shown to enforce self-association, elicit stimuli response and achieve improved hydrophilic properties, to name but a few.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)930-935
Number of pages6
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Carbohydrates
  • Fibers
  • Peptide conjugates
  • Scaffolds
  • Self-assembly
  • Vesicles


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