Optical Modulation of Azobenzene-Modified Peptide for Gold Surface Binding

Joseph M. Slocik, Zhifeng Kuang, Marc Knecht, Rajesh R. Naik

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Abstract

The ability to precisely and remotely modulate reversible binding interactions between biomolecules and abiotic surfaces is appealing for many applications. To achieve this level of control, an azobenzene-based optical switch is added to nanoparticle-binding peptides in order to switch peptide conformation and attenuate binding affinity to gold surfaces via binding and dissociation of peptides.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalChemPhysChem
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StateAccepted/In press - 2016

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Keywords

  • Azobenzene
  • Bionanotechnology
  • Gold nanoparticles
  • Peptides
  • Phage display

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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