Functional Peptide and Protein Nanostructures Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • The self-assembly of peptides into functional nanostructures is the focus of intensive research. Recent achievements in this field have been presented by leading scientists at the “Batsheva de Rothschild Seminar on Functional Peptide and Protein Nanostructures” symposium held at Kibbutz Tzuba last year. Many of the distinguished speakers of this meeting have agreed to document the success of the meeting by contributing to this special issue which we had the honor to edit. The research of self-assembly has been mainly motivated by the desire to understand the role of this process and the resulting structures in neurodegenerative diseases. After years of intensive research, scientists are now able to design polypeptide-based nanostructures de novo or by engineering naturally derived systems, both rationally and with high confidence. These studies employ a variety of …

publication date

  • January 1, 2015