Angewandte Chemie International Edition

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Editor: Peter Gölitz, Deputy Editors: Neville Compton, Haymo Ross

Online ISSN: 1521-3773

Associated Title(s): Angewandte Chemie, Chemistry - A European Journal, Chemistry – An Asian Journal, ChemistryOpen, ChemPlusChem, Zeitschrift für Chemie

46_12b/2007Inside Cover: Bioinspired Design of Nanocages by Self-Assembling Triskelion Peptide Elements (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 12/2007)

Inspired by clathrin, a protein that assembles into closed-cage structures as a result of the unique triskelion conformation of its three pendant polypeptide chains, E. Gazit, S. Verma, and co-workers report in their Communication on page 2002 ff. on a synthetic tripodal conjugate with three dipeptide units radiating from a central core. The legs interdigitate to reveal highly spherical structures, as shown in the picture, in which guest molecules such as fluorescent dyes can be trapped and subsequently released.

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