Recombinant peptide fusion proteins enable palladium nanoparticle growth

by Mosleh, Imann; Benamara, Mourad; Greenlee, Lauren; Beyzavi, M. Hassan; Beitle, Robert

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The soluble fraction of bacterial lysates containing repeat units of a metal binding domain (Pd4) fused to the carrier protein Green Fluorescent Protein (GFPuv) was used to direct palladium nanoparticle synthesis on the order of 2 nm. Characterization confirmed the synthesis of highly ordered materials, as evident by microscopy and elemental analysis, demonstrating the fact that crude bacterial lysates containing fusion peptides may be used in lieu of expensive, pure peptide. (C) 2019 Published by Elsevier B.V.

Journal
Materials Letters
Volume
252
Year
2019
Start Page
68
ISBN/ISSN
0167-577X
DOI
10.1016/j.matlet.2019.05.080