One-pot synthesis of elastin-like polypeptide hydrogels with grafted VEGF-mimetic peptides

  • Cai L
  • Dinh C
  • Heilshorn S
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Abstract

We present a one-pot, single-step, cell-compatible strategy to tether VEGF-mimetic QK peptides into elastin-like polypeptide (ELP) hydrogels while simultaneously encapsulating endothelial cells to promote their three-dimensional outgrowth.

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  • Cong DinhUniversity of California - San Diego

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  • Lei Cai

  • Sarah C. Heilshorn

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