Enzyme-triggered hydrogelation via self-assembly of alternating peptides

Xu Qin, Xie Wenchun, Sai Tian, Jiali Cai, Han Yuan, Yu Zheng, Glenn L. Butterfoss, Anne C. Khuong, Richard A. Gross

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α-Chymotrypsin catalyzed oligomerization of the “dipeptide lego„ KL-ethyl ester (OEt) in aqueous media triggers a rapid sol-gel transition due to formation of alternating (KL).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4839-4841
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number42
StatePublished - Apr 30 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • General Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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