Synthetic self-assembled models with biomimetic functions

R. Fiammengo, Mercedes Crego Calama, David Reinhoudt

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    Abstract

    Self-assembly can be considered a powerful tool in the hand of chemists for the understanding, modeling and mimicking of biological systems. The possibility of reproducing biological functions in synthetic systems obtained by self-assembly is envisioned as a modest but very important step towards the understanding of the mystery of life and its emergence on Earth.
    Original languageUndefined
    Pages (from-to)660-673
    JournalCurrent opinion in chemical biology
    Volume5
    Issue number6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2001

    Keywords

    • model studies
    • molecular evolution
    • allosterism
    • Energy transfer
    • Self-Assembly
    • dynamic combinatorial libraries
    • membrane transport
    • cytochrome mimics
    • Catalysis
    • Biomimetics
    • METIS-202980
    • IR-36758

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