​Short to ultrashort peptide hydrogels for biomedical uses

by W.Y. Seow, And C.A.E. Hauser


​Short to ultrashort peptide hydrogels for biomedical uses
W.Y. Seow and C.A.E. Hauser
Materials Today 17 (2014), 381–388



Hydrogels can offer cells an extracellular matrix-like growth environment which traditional culture methods cannot provide. Hydrogels therefore have great value in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine applications. In this article, we pay special attention to peptide-based hydrogels, which we further classified into short (<= 20 residues) or ultrashort (<= 7 residues) peptides. The design principles of these peptides are presented, and, based on their technical advantages and potential, biomedical applications are discussed.

DOI: 10.1016/j.mattod.2014.04.028


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