From stars to stripes: RNA-directed shaping of plant viral protein templates - structural synthetic virology for smart biohybrid nanostructures (2019). Wege & Koch, WIREs Nanomed Nanobiotechnol e1591.

19. Dezember 2019 / Christina Wege

The self-assembly of viral building blocks bears exciting prospects for fabricating new types of bionanoparticles with multivalent protein shells. These enable a spatially controlled immobilization of functionalities at highest surface densities - an increasing demand worldwide for applications from vaccination to tissue engineering,biocatalysis, and sensing.

Cartoon strips and pictorial descriptions induct the reader into a rare field of nanoconstruction that can give rise to utile soft-matter architectures for complex tasks, and is based on sustainably produced 'green' building blocks of harmless plant viruses. See:

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