Angiogenic Self-Assembling Peptide Scaffolds for Functional Tissue Regeneration

Biplab Sarkar, Peter K. Nguyen, William Gao, Akhil Dondapati, Zain Siddiqui, Vivek A. Kumar

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Implantation of acellular biomimetic scaffolds with proangiogenic motifs may have exciting clinical utility for the treatment of ischemic pathologies such as myocardial infarction. Although direct delivery of angiogenic proteins is a possible treatment option, smaller synthetic peptide-based nanostructured alternatives are being investigated due to favorable factors, such as sustained efficacy and high-density epitope presentation of functional moieties. These peptides may be implanted in vivo at the site of ischemia, bypassing the first-pass metabolism and enabling long-term retention and sustained efficacy. Mimics of angiogenic proteins show tremendous potential for clinical use. We discuss possible approaches to integrate the functionality of such angiogenic peptide mimics into self-assembled peptide scaffolds for application in functional tissue regeneration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3597-3611
Number of pages15
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 10 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Bioengineering
  • Biomaterials
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry


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