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Binding mechanisms of solid-binding peptides

5 April 2019:

A new review article by CNBP PhD student Rachit Bansal and CNBP Associate Investigators (Anwar Sunna, Andrew Care and Tiffany Walsh) reports on experimental tools to study the binding mechanism of synthetic peptides to solid materials. The review provides insights into the role of these peptides as molecular building blocks for nanobiotechnology.

Journal: New Biotechnology.

Publication title: Experimental and theoretical tools to elucidate the binding mechanisms of solid-binding peptides.

Authors: Rachit Bansal, Andrew Care, Megan S. Lord, Tiffany R. Walsh, Anwar Sunna.

Abstract: The interactions between biomolecules and solid surfaces play an important role in designing new materials and applications which mimic nature. Recently, solid-binding peptides (SBPs) have emerged as potential molecular building blocks in nanobiotechnology. SBPs exhibit high selectivity and binding affinity towards a wide range of inorganic and organic materials. Although these peptides have been widely used in various applications, there is a need to understand the interaction mechanism between the peptide and its material substrate, which is challenging both experimentally and theoretically. This review describes the main characterisation techniques currently available to study SBP-surface interactions and their contribution to gain a better insight for designing new peptides for tailored binding.

New PhD student at Macquarie Uni node

rachit_bansal-18 December 2016:

CNBP’s Macquarie University node welcomes PhD student Rachit Bansal to the team.

Rachit has a Master’s in Nanotechnology from VIT University, Vellore, India, where he worked on the synthesis and properties evaluation of different conducting, insulating, semiconducting and superconducting oxides.

Later he worked at the National University of Singapore in the area of Biochemistry exploring the cross-link efficiency of siderophores (especially enterobactin) in order to design non-leachable anti-fungal wound dressings.

Rachit will work under supervision of CNBP Associate Investigator A/Prof Anwar Sunna and Centre Research Fellow Dr Andrew Care.

His project is aimed at understanding the binding mechanism of a unique solid-binding peptide displaying binding affinity to a diverse range of silica-based materials.