A novel peptide adhesive motif is described that requires no receptor or cross-links to achieve maximal adhesive strength. Several peptides with different degrees of adhesive strength have been designed and synthesized using solid phase chemistries. All peptides contain a common hydrophobic core sequence flanked by positively or negatively charged amino acids sequences.
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT SUPPORT
Partial support for these studies was provided by US Department of Energy (Grant #DE5 FC07-01ID14217). The US Government, therefore, has certain rights in this invention.