β-Galactosidase-instructed formation of molecular nanofibers and a hydrogel.

Department of Chemistry, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA 02454, USA.
Nanoscale (Impact Factor: 6.74). 06/2011; 3(7):2859-61. DOI: 10.1039/c1nr10333d
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ABSTRACT Here we report the first example of using β-galactosidase to trigger the formation of cell compatible, supramolecular nanofibers, which ultimately may lead to a new approach for the development of soft nanotechnology.

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