Alpha helix to carbon nanotube

Alpha helices in proteins and carbon nanotubes look alike.  I wonder if it is possible to grow nanotubes from alpha-helices.   I see there is one article out there – Carbon nanotubes self -assembled by amphiphilic alpha peptide helices – have to check it out.  Generating graphene from a beta sheet seems less likely, because of the natural twist present in a beta sheet – I don’t find any articles at this time on that.

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