Xiaoming Miao, Wei Cao, Wenting Zheng, Jingyu Wang, Xiaoli Zhang, Jie Gao, Chengbiao Yang, Deling Kong, Huaping Xu, Ling Wang, and Zhimou Yang
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Mimicking nature: The reversible formation of self-assembled nanostructures of selenium-containing peptides can be controlled by redox triggers (see scheme, VC=vitamin C). As a consequence, the catalytic activity of these peptides is switchable. These results should lead to the development of nature-mimicking smart materials with promising properties.