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Revisiting the insights and applications of protein engineered hydrogels
Published in Elsevier BV
PMID: 30573255
Volume: 95
Pages: 312 - 327
Utilization of protein-protein interactions or protein-peptide interactions has led to new crosslinking chemistries, resulting into protein hydrogels. Enzyme catalyzed crosslinking of specific amino acids has also been used to generate crosslinked protein hydrogels. Weak, temporary, reversible or non-covalently crosslinked protein gels as well as strong, permanent, irreversible or covalently crosslinked protein gels with mechanical strengths of varying degrees are generated by means of various crosslinking strategies. These protein hydrogels are tailored by means of protein engineering and recombinant DNA technology, depending on its end use as scaffolds for specific tissue engineering, drug delivery, wound dressings etc. This review aims to cover the advancements in the use of protein engineering along with different crosslinking techniques to create novel protein hydrogels that finds various applications in biomedical industries. © 2018
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JournalData powered by TypesetMaterials Science and Engineering: C
PublisherData powered by TypesetElsevier BV
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