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Peptide-based stimuli-responsive biomaterials

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This article explores recent advances in the design and engineering of materials wholly or principally constructed from peptides. We focus on materials that are able to respond to changes in their environment (pH, ionic strength, temperature, light, oxidation/reduction state, presence of small molecules or the catalytic activity of enzymes) by altering their macromolecular structure. Such peptide-based responsive biomaterials have exciting prospects for a variety of biomedical and bionanotechnology applications in drug delivery, bio-sensing and regenerative medicine.

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The article was received on 31 May 2006, accepted on 31 Jul 2006 and first published on 25 Aug 2006


Article type: Review Article
DOI: 10.1039/B607706D
Citation: Soft Matter, 2006,2, 822-835
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    Peptide-based stimuli-responsive biomaterials

    R. J. Mart, R. D. Osborne, M. M. Stevens and R. V. Ulijn, Soft Matter, 2006, 2, 822
    DOI: 10.1039/B607706D

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