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Exploiting Dimerization of Purely Peptidic Amphiphiles to Form Vesicles

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Short, amphiphilic peptides self-assemble into vesicles due to dimerization. These additional interactions lead to the formation of stable peptide membranes. The vesicles demonstrate pH responsiveness and the ability to encapsulate hydrophobic and hydrophilic moieties within their structure, and therefore may be used as an advanced, biodegradable, drug-delivery system.

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