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Mechano-chromic protein–polymer hybrid hydrogel to visualize mechanical strain

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Abstract

In a proof-of-concept study, a mechano-chromic hydrogel was synthesized here, via chemoenzymatic click conjugation of fluorophore-labeled fibronectin into a synthetic hydrogel co-polymers (i.e., poly-N-isopropylacrylamide/polyethylene glycol). The optical FRET response could be tuned by macroscopic stretch.

Graphical abstract: Mechano-chromic protein–polymer hybrid hydrogel to visualize mechanical strain

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The article was received on 21 Feb 2019, accepted on 20 Sep 2019 and first published on 02 Oct 2019


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C9SM00380K
Soft Matter, 2019, Advance Article

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    Mechano-chromic protein–polymer hybrid hydrogel to visualize mechanical strain

    M. Taki, T. Yamashita, K. Yatabe and V. Vogel, Soft Matter, 2019, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C9SM00380K

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