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Proteins are attractive material building blocks, yet their intrinsic functionality has remained largely untapped. Now, a protein-based material that exhibits controllable self-assembling behaviour has been prepared in a one-pot synthesis by simultaneous use of recombinant expression and post-translational modification.

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Fig. 1: One-pot synthesis and self-assembly of a protein material showing emergent properties.


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Mata, A. Claim to FAME. Nature Chem 10, 485–487 (2018).

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