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Packing polymers in protein cages

The combination of addressable synthetic macromolecules with proteins of precise structure and function often leads to materials with unique properties, as is now shown by the efficient multi-site initiation of polymer growth inside the cavity of a virus capsid.

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Figure 1: Polymer-filled protein cages.


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Cornelissen, J. Packing polymers in protein cages. Nature Chem 4, 775–777 (2012).

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