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Self-assembly of penta-selenopeptides into amyloid fibrils.

A new interesting article has been published in Chem Commun (Camb). 2018 Sep 26. doi: 10.1039/c8cc06528d. and titled:

Self-assembly of penta-selenopeptides into amyloid fibrils.

Authors of this article are:
Gokula RP Mahato J Singh HB Chowdhury A.

A summary of the article is shown below:
Here, we report the synthesis of a penta-selenopeptide consisting of five benzyl protected selenocysteine residues. This selenopeptide was well characterized by both one- and two-dimensional (D) NMR spectroscopies. We find that the solution conformation is enriched with β-sheet structures, which have a propensity to self-assemble and form amyloid fibrils.

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