Supramolecular systems of glycopeptides as mimics of the extracellular matrix

last updated: 2022-06-28
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TitleSupramolecular systems of glycopeptides as mimics of the extracellular matrix
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2022
AuthorsSoares da Costa D., Brito A., Reis R. L., and Pashkuleva I.
EditorsPires R. A., Pashkuleva I., and Reis R. L.
Abstract Text

Carbohydrates and proteins are the main constituents of the extracellular matrix (ECM). Their supramolecular hierarchical assembly results in cell- and tissue-specific signatures that are tightly controlled in terms of biomechanical forces and biochemical functions. Over the last decade, supramolecular glycopeptide systems have emerged as synthetic mimics of the ECM. Their main advantage is the simpler structure as compared with the native molecules and thus, the ability to tailor targeted bioactivities by specific molecular designs. 

Book TitleMultifunctional Hydrogels for Biomedical Applications
PublisherWiley-VCH GmbH, Weinheim
ISBN 978-3-527-34716-2
Keywordsglycopeptides, hydrogel, self-assembly
Peer reviewedno

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