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Influence of pH and Pyrenyl on the Structural and Morphological Control of Peptide Nanotubes

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Autor(es):
Martins, Tatiana D. [1, 2] ; de Souza, Marcia I. [1, 3] ; Cunha, Bruno B. [1] ; Takahashi, Pedro M. [1] ; Ferreira, Fabio F. [1] ; Souza, Jose A. [1] ; Fileti, Eudes E. [1] ; Alves, Wendel A. [1, 3]
Número total de Autores: 8
Afiliação do(s) autor(es):
[1] Univ Fed ABC, Ctr Ciencias Nat & Humanas, BR-09210170 Santo Andre, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Fed Goias, Inst Quim, BR-74001970 Goiania, Go - Brazil
[3] Inst Nacl Ciencia & Tecnol Bioanalit, BR-13083970 Campinas, SP - Brazil
Número total de Afiliações: 3
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: Journal of Physical Chemistry C; v. 115, n. 16, p. 7906-7913, APR 28 2011.
Citações Web of Science: 19
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Using fluorescence spectroscopy techniques the interaction of pyrenyl-1-carboxylic acid with diphenylalanine nanotubes and the effect of pH on the assembled nanostructure were studies. The nanotubes were doped with the final structures. The nanotubes obtained at low pH are smaller than those obtained at neutral pH. The nanotubes self-arrange to produce microribbons at high pH values, and this behavior is quite distinct at high fluorophore concentrations as shown by scanning electron microsocpy (SEM) epifluorescene microscopy (EPM) and X-ray diffraction (XRD) measurements. These materials were placed onto glass and glass-modified ITO and fluorescene spectrosocpy data show that athe ITO interacts with the nanotubes and that a radioactive energy transfer process between pyrentyl moieties and ITO is favored. To gain insight into the intereactions between nanotubes and pyrenyl at the molecular level, molecular dynamics simulations were carried out. The computational results show that the fluorophore doping absorbs strongly at the tube surface. Thus, surface functionalization of the nanotube was observed. The pyrenyl apolar group interacts with the tube, and its polar head is exposed to intereactions with water molecules in the medium. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 08/53576-9 - Síntese, caracterização e estudo das propriedades eletrônicas dos nanotubos de peptídeos e óxido de titânio
Beneficiário:Wendel Andrade Alves
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Apoio a Jovens Pesquisadores
Processo FAPESP: 08/57805-2 - Instituto de Bioanalítica
Beneficiário:Lauro Tatsuo Kubota
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Temático