A self-assembling β-peptide hydrogel for neural tissue engineering

S. Motamed, M. P. Del Borgo, K. Kulkarni, N. Habila, K. Zhou, P. Perlmutter, J. S. Forsythe, M. I. Aguilar

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We report a new class of β-peptide based hydrogel for neural tissue engineering. Our β-peptide forms a network of nanofibres in aqueous solution, resulting in a stable hydrogel at physiological conditions. The hydrogel shows excellent compatibility with neural cells and provides a suitable environment for cells to adhere and proliferate.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2243-2246
Number of pages4
JournalSoft Matter
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 28 Feb 2016

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