• Freeze Frame: Scientists Capture Atomic-Scale Snapshots of Artificial Proteins

    6 days ago - By News Center

    Berkeley Lab scientists employed cryogenic electron microscopy to reveal the atomic structure of peptoid nanosheets. Their use of cryo-EM allowed them to visualize distinct bromine atoms in the peptoid's side chains.
    P rotein-like molecules called “polypeptoids” have great promise as precision building blocks for creating a variety of designer nanomaterials, like flexible nanosheets - ultrathin, atomic-scale 2D materials. They could advance a number of applications - such as synthetic, disease-specific antibodies and self-repairing membranes or tissue - at a low cost.
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