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In vivo assessment of grafted cortical neural progenitor cells and host response to functionalized self-assembling peptide hydrogels and the implications for tissue repair

Rodriguez, Alexandra; Wang, Ting-Yi; Bruggeman, Kiara; Horgan, Conor; Li, R; Williams, Richard J; Parish, Clare L.; Nisbet, David


Tissue specific scaffolds formed from minimalist N-fluorenylmethyloxycarbonyl self-assembling peptides (Fmoc-SAPs) have emerged as promising biomaterials due to their ease of synthesis and capacity to self-assemble via simple, non-covalent interactions into complex nanofibrous hydrogels. However, concerns remain over their biocompatibility and cytotoxicity for in vivo applications. Here, we demonstrate that these Fmoc-SAPs are biocompatible in vivo and well suited as a delivery vehicle for cell...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Materials Chemistry B
DOI: 10.1039/c4tb01391c


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