Redirecting the coat protein of a spherical virus to assemble into tubular nanostructures

Santanu Mukherjee, Cory M. Pfeifer, Jennifer M. Johnson, Jay Liu, Adam Zlotnick

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We take advantage of the self-assembly properties of the coat protein of a spherical virus to form uniform tubular nanostructures. Critical to redirecting assembly are the weak interprotein association energy inherent to virus assembly and the relatively rigid nature of the double-stranded DNA scaffold at their core.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2538-2539
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number8
StatePublished - Mar 1 2006


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

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