Substrate‐induced Self‐assembly of Cooperative Catalysts
Solis Munana, P; Ragazzon, G; Dupont, J; Ren, CZ; Prins, LJ; Chen, J
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Dissipative self-assembly processes in Nature rely on chemical fuels that activate proteins for assembly through the formation of a noncovalent complex. The catalytic activity of the assemblies causes fuel degradation, resulting in the formation of an assembly in a high-energy, out-of-equilibrium state. Herein, we apply this concept to a synthetic system and demonstrate that a substrate can induce the formation of vesicular assemblies, which act as cooperative catalysts for cleavage of the same substrate.