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Issue 10, 2006
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Peptide-based stimuli-responsive biomaterials

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Abstract

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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Submitted
31 May 2006
Accepted
31 Jul 2006
First published
25 Aug 2006

Soft Matter, 2006,2, 822-835
Article type
Review Article

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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