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Title: Self-assembly of amphiphilic peptides and their potential in gene transfection
Author: Pan, Fang
ISNI:       0000 0004 2670 0785
Current Institution: University of Manchester
Date of Award: 2009
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The surfactant-like peptides are amphiphillic molecules containing polar or charged amino acids moieties as hydrophilic heads and non-polar ammo acids as hydrophobic tails, their surfactant-like amphiphilicity is attractive to a wide range of biotechnological applications including regenerative medicine and drug delivery. Short and designed peptides are easy to synthesise. They are becoming increasingly popular for self-assembly studies as model systems. It is of bith fundamental and practical significance to explore how these designed peptide molecules aggregate in solution and adsorb at the interface.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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