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Molecular self-assembly

Helping themselves

By using reversible enzyme reactions involving short peptides, molecular synthesis can be controlled by the self-assembly of the resulting products.

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Figure 1: Enzyme-assisted self-assembly.

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Otto, S. Helping themselves. Nature Nanotech 4, 13–14 (2009). https://doi.org/10.1038/nnano.2008.387

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