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Biomolecular Assembly in Nanoscale

Biomolecular assembly plays a key role in nearly all life processes, providing hierarchical supramolecular struc-ture, molecular recognition, and communication within cells. Since these assembly processes rely on precise interactions between the functional groups of biomole-cules, researchers tried to mimic and engineer biomole-cule assembly with a variety of goals, from modulating cellular functions to the creation of unique nanostruc-ture. Moreover, computational methods have been de-veloped dramatically in parallel with advances in under-standing the structure and properties of naturally occur-ring assemblies. The concise design of the unit struc-ture allows to create an unprecedented supramolecular structure. This thematic series aims to introduce the lat-est research trend of utilizing biomolecular assembly and their representative applications including therapeu-tics, biocatalysts, and functional nanomaterials.

Guest editor:
Yong Ho Kim, Sungkyunkwan University, Korea, yhkim94@skku.edu
Minkyu Kim, University of Arizona, USA, minkyukim@arizona.edu

New articles will be added here as they are published.


  1. This paper describes the development of mixed B-site pyrochlore Y2MnRuO7 electrocatalyst for oxygen evolution reaction (OER) in acidic media, a challenge for the development of low-temperature electrolyzer for gr...

    Authors: Cheng Zhang, Fangfang Wang, Beichen Xiong and Hong Yang
    Citation: Nano Convergence 2022 9:22
  2. We have rationally designed a peptide that assembles into a redox-responsive, antimicrobial metallohydrogel. The resulting self-healing material can be rapidly reduced by ascorbate under physiological conditio...

    Authors: Areetha D’Souza, Liam R. Marshall, Jennifer Yoon, Alona Kulesha, Dona I. U. Edirisinghe, Siddarth Chandrasekaran, Parth Rathee, Rajeev Prabhakar and Olga V. Makhlynets
    Citation: Nano Convergence 2022 9:18
  3. Several phenomena occurring throughout the life of living things start and end with proteins. Various proteins form one complex structure to control detailed reactions. In contrast, one protein forms various s...

    Authors: Nam Hyeong Kim, Hojae Choi, Zafar Muhammad Shahzad, Heesoo Ki, Jaekyoung Lee, Heeyeop Chae and Yong Ho Kim
    Citation: Nano Convergence 2022 9:4

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