Nature-Inspired Construction of Two-Dimensionally Self-Assembled Peptide on Pristine Graphene

Young Hyun No, Nam Hyeong Kim, Bramaramba Gnapareddy, Bumjoon Choi, Yong Tae Kim, Sreekantha Reddy Dugasani, One Sun Lee, Kook Han Kim, Young Seon Ko, Seungwoo Lee, Sang Woo Lee, Sung Ha Park, Kilho Eom, Yong Ho Kim

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Peptide assemblies have received significant attention because of their important role in biology and applications in bionanotechnology. Despite recent efforts to elucidate the principles of peptide self-assembly for developing novel functional devices, peptide self-assembly on two-dimensional nanomaterials has remained challenging. Here, we report nature-inspired two-dimensional peptide self-assembly on pristine graphene via optimization of peptide-peptide and peptide-graphene interactions. Two-dimensional peptide self-assembly was designed based on statistical analyses of >104 protein structures existing in nature and atomistic simulation-based structure predictions. We characterized the structures and surface properties of the self-assembled peptide formed on pristine graphene. Our study provides insights into the formation of peptide assemblies coupled with two-dimensional nanomaterials for further development of nanobiocomposite devices.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3734-3739
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Physical Chemistry Letters
Issue number16
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Aug 17
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) under Grant No. NRF-2015R1A2A2A04002453, NRF-2017R1D1A1B03035855 and IBS-R015-D1 and the National Institute of Supercomputing and Network in Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information (KISTI) under Grant No. KSC-2017-C3-0002.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2017 American Chemical Society.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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