Supramolecular protein cages constructed from a crystalline protein matrix

Hashiru Negishi, Satoshi Abe, Keitaro Yamashita, Kunio Hirata, Kento Niwase, Marion Boudes, Fasséli Coulibaly, Hajime Mori, Takafumi Ueno

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Abstract

Protein crystals are formed via ordered arrangements of proteins, which assemble to form supramolecular structures. Here, we show a method for the assembly of supramolecular protein cages within a crystalline environment. The cages are stabilized by covalent cross-linking allowing their release via dissolution of the crystal. The high stability of the desiccated protein crystals allows cages to be constructed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1988-1991
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Volume54
Issue number16
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018

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Negishi, H., Abe, S., Yamashita, K., Hirata, K., Niwase, K., Boudes, M., Coulibaly, F., Mori, H., & Ueno, T. (2018). Supramolecular protein cages constructed from a crystalline protein matrix. Chemical Communications, 54(16), 1988-1991. https://doi.org/10.1039/c7cc08689j