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Design of a hydrophobic tripeptide that self-assembles into amphiphilic superstructures forming a hydrogel biomaterial

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Abstract

We report the rational design of a heterochiral hydrophobic tripeptide self-assembling into amphiphilic D-superstructures that yield a self-supportive hydrogel at physiological pH. The material endures cell culture conditions and sustains fibroblast proliferation. Tripeptide superstructures are thoroughly analysed by several techniques.

Graphical abstract: Design of a hydrophobic tripeptide that self-assembles into amphiphilic superstructures forming a hydrogel biomaterial

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The article was received on 24 Dec 2015, accepted on 15 Mar 2016 and first published on 15 Mar 2016


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC10531E
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2016,52, 5912-5915
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    Design of a hydrophobic tripeptide that self-assembles into amphiphilic superstructures forming a hydrogel biomaterial

    A. V. Vargiu, D. Iglesias, K. E. Styan, L. J. Waddington, C. D. Easton and S. Marchesan, Chem. Commun., 2016, 52, 5912
    DOI: 10.1039/C5CC10531E

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