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Research Article

Tuning Curvature and Stability of Monoolein Bilayers by Designer Lipid-Like Peptide Surfactants

  • Anan Yaghmur mail,

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: anan.yaghmur@oeaw.ac.at

    Affiliation: Institute of Biophysics and Nanosystems Research (IBN), Austrian Academy of Sciences, Graz, Austria

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  • Peter Laggner,

    Affiliation: Institute of Biophysics and Nanosystems Research (IBN), Austrian Academy of Sciences, Graz, Austria

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  • Shuguang Zhang,

    Affiliation: Center for Biomedical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Michael Rappolt

    Affiliation: Institute of Biophysics and Nanosystems Research (IBN), Austrian Academy of Sciences, Graz, Austria

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  • Published: May 30, 2007
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0000479

About the Authors

Anan Yaghmur, Peter Laggner, Michael Rappolt
Institute of Biophysics and Nanosystems Research (IBN), Austrian Academy of Sciences, Graz, Austria
Shuguang Zhang
Center for Biomedical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: anan.yaghmur@oeaw.ac.at

Competing Interests

SZ is one of the inventors of the self-assembling peptides and also a co-founder of 3DM, Inc., an MIT startup that commercializes the peptide surfactants.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: AY PL MR. Performed the experiments: AY. Analyzed the data: SZ AY PL MR. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: SZ. Wrote the paper: AY MR.