Peptides and Peptide-based Biomaterials and their Biomedical Applications (Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology) 1st ed. 2017 Edition
Solid-binding peptides have been used increasingly as molecular building blocks in nanobiotechnology as they can direct the assembly and functionalisation of a diverse range of materials and have the ability to regulate the synthesis of nanoparticles and complex nanostructures. Nanostructured materials such as β-sheet fibril-forming peptides and α-helical coiled coil systems have displayed many useful properties including stimulus-responsiveness, modularity and multi-functionality, providing potential technological applications in tissue engineering, antimicrobials, drug delivery and nanoscale electronics. The current situation with respect to self-assembling peptides and bioactive matrices for regenerative medicine are reviewed, as well as peptide-target modeling and an examination of future prospects for peptides in these areas.
- Series: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology (Book 1030)
- Hardcover: 300 pages
- Publisher: Springer; 1st ed. 2017 edition (October 28, 2017)
- Language: English