IPAS Novel Photoswitchable Single Peptide leads the way to multi-modal bio-inspired nanodevices

Yuan Qi Yeoh

The understanding of structural dynamic properties of proteins is limited.

The CNBP/IPAS research team has successfully collaborated with Peking University's scientists to unravel the structural dynamic properties of a single-peptide with an in-built photoswitch using the single-molecule junction technique. This outstanding research is featured in the highly prestigious journal Angewandte Chemie International Edition. It provides insights into the structural dynamic behaviour of peptides, which may rationally extend to proteins, and advances the design and development of future bio-inspired electronic nanodevices.  

Unravelling structural dynamics within a photoswitchable single-peptide: A step towards multi-modal bio-inspired nanodevices
Xinjiani Chen, Yuan Qi Yeoh, Yanbin He, Chenguang Zhou, John R. Horsley, Andrew D. Abell, Jingxian Yu and Xuefeng Guo
Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2020
DOI: 10.1002/anie.202004701

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