Quartz Binding Peptides as Molecular Linkers towards Fabricating Multifunctional Micropatterned Substrates

Kacar T., Ray J., Gungormus M., Oren E. E., Tamerler C., Sarikaya M.

ADVANCED MATERIALS, vol.21, no.3, pp.295-299, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/adma.200801877
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.295-299
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: No


Quartz-binding peptides (QBPs) are used as both ink and linker for microcontact printing and self-assembly, for the co-immobilization of streptavidin-coated quantum dots and fluorescein. Directed assembly of the quantum dots is carried out following microcontact printing of biotinylated QBP1 on a quartz surface. The remaining untouched regions are occupied by the mediated-assembly of fluorescein linked with QBP1.