Recombinant peptide fusion proteins enable palladium nanoparticle growth

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

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)68-71
Number of pages4
JournalMaterials Letters
StatePublished - Oct 1 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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