Short to ultrashort peptide hydrogels for biomedical uses

Wei Yang Seow, Charlotte Hauser*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)381-388
Number of pages8
JournalMaterials Today
Volume17
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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