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Peptide hydrogels

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Abstract

This review covers an important class of soft-materials – peptide-based hydrogels, distinctively focussing on the different types of small peptide/low molecular weight and polypeptide-based hydrogels and illustrating their structural motifs, aspects of their aggregation behaviour and morphology, which provides a general platform for various applications. This is an endeavour to understand the relationship between the peptide design, the resultant conformation, and morphological properties of the self-assembled peptide with the hope to provide a starting point for further explorations that ultimately may lead to more practical applications.

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The article was received on 16 Jan 2013, accepted on 17 Feb 2013 and first published on 19 Feb 2013


Article type: Review Article
DOI: 10.1039/C3RA40234G
Citation: RSC Adv., 2013,3, 9117-9149
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    Peptide hydrogels

    A. Dasgupta, J. H. Mondal and D. Das, RSC Adv., 2013, 3, 9117
    DOI: 10.1039/C3RA40234G

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