An Oberlin author alert from Science Citation Index brought this publication to our attention. Co-authored by Sean Decatur, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences:
Self-Aggregation of a Polyalanine Octamer Promoted by Its C-Terminal Tyrosine and Probed by a Strongly Enhanced Vibrational Circular Dichroism Signal.
The results of this research "offer considerations and insight regarding the de novo design of self-assembling oligopeptides for biomedical and biotechnological applications and highlight the usefulness of VCD as a tool for probing amyloid fibril formation." [from the authors' abstract].