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Discovery of Catalytic Peptides for Inorganic Nanocrystal Synthesis by a Combinatorial Phage Display Approach

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  • Zengyan Wei,

    1. Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, City University of New York-Hunter College, 695 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10065 (USA)
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  • Dr. Yoshiaki Maeda,

    1. Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, City University of New York-Hunter College, 695 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10065 (USA)
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  • Prof. Hiroshi Matsui

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    1. Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, City University of New York-Hunter College, 695 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10065 (USA)
    • Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, City University of New York-Hunter College, 695 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10065 (USA)
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  • This work was supported the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Basic Energy Sciences, Division of Materials Sciences and Engineering under Award No. DE-FG-02-01ER45935. The Hunter College infrastructure is supported by the National Institutes of Health, the RCMI program (G12-RR003037-245476). Z.W. and Y.M. equally contributes to this work. Y.M. thanks the International Training Program provided through Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (TUAT) and Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS).

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Screen saver: A simple and convenient route has been developed that allows peptides that catalyze the growth of the target material to be screened directly. This approach has been used to identify a peptide that induces the catalytic growth of single-crystalline ZnO nanocrystals through a nonclassical crystallization process at room temperature (see picture).

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