Bioinspired artificial protein materials: Self-assembly and order from nano to macroscale

Min Dai, Jennifer S. Haghpanah, Carlo Yuvienco, Jin Kim Montclare

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We describe the biosynthesis and characterization of protein materials comprised of two distinct self-assembling domains (SADs): elastin (E) found in tissue for its elastic properties and cartilage oligomeric matrix protein coiled-coil (COMPcc, C) predominantly located in joint and in bones. Based on earlier studies on protein block polymers comprised these two SADs, orientation and number of blocks play a crucial role in the overall stimuli-responsive supramolecular assembly behavior. Here we fabricate a range of E nC and CE n block polymers in which the E domain is systematically truncated to explore the effects of the E domain on the overall physicochemical behavior.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSoft Matter, Biological Materials and Biomedical Materials - Synthesis, Characterization and Applications
Number of pages5
StatePublished - 2011
Event2010 MRS Fall Meeting - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: Nov 29 2010Dec 3 2010

Publication series

NameMaterials Research Society Symposium Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0272-9172


Other2010 MRS Fall Meeting
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBoston, MA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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