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PROTEIN MATERIAL DESIGN

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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). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41557-018-0049-0

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