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Study of NAP adsorption and assembly on the surface of HOPG

Korolkov, Vladimir V.; Allen, Stephanie; Roberts, Clive J.; Gozes, Illana; Tendler, Saul J.B.


Vladimir V. Korolkov

Professor of Pharmaceutical Biophysics

Illana Gozes

Saul J.B. Tendler


NAP is an octapeptide that has demonstrated a neuroprotective/therapeutic efficacy at very low concentrations in preclinical studies and in a number of clinical trials. Yet little is known about its structural organization at low concentrations. Here, we have employed atomic force microscopy to investigate NAP peptide assembly on graphite in aqueous media at nanomolar concentration. High spatial resolution scans of NAP assemblies reveal their fine structure with clearly resolved single NAP units. This observation leads us to conclude that NAP molecules do not form complex self-assembled structures at nanomolar concentration when adsorbed on graphite surface.


Korolkov, V. V., Allen, S., Roberts, C. J., Gozes, I., & Tendler, S. J. (2014). Study of NAP adsorption and assembly on the surface of HOPG. Peptides, 62, 55-58.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Sep 17, 2014
Online Publication Date Sep 30, 2019
Publication Date 2014-12
Deposit Date Oct 24, 2014
Publicly Available Date Dec 31, 2014
Journal Peptides
Print ISSN 0196-9781
Electronic ISSN 0196-9781
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 62
Pages 55-58
Keywords NAP; Atomic Force Microscopy; davunetide; adsorption; peptides
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