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Optically controlled reversible protein hydrogels based on photoswitchable fluorescent protein Dronpa

TitleOptically controlled reversible protein hydrogels based on photoswitchable fluorescent protein Dronpa
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsLyu, S, Fang, J, Duan, T, Fu, L, Liu, J, Li, H
JournalCHEMICAL COMMUNICATIONS
Volume53
Pagination13375-13378
Date PublishedDEC 28
ISSN1359-7345
Abstract

Exploiting the optically controlled association and dissociation behavior of a photoswitchable fluorescent protein, Dronpa145N, here we demonstrate the engineering of an optically switchable reversible protein hydrogel using Dronpa145N-based protein building blocks. Our results open the possibility to optically tune the mechanical, chemical and structural properties of protein hydrogels.

DOI10.1039/c7cc06991j