PubAg

Main content area

Applications of self-assembling ultrashort peptides in bionanotechnology

Author:
Ni, Ming, Zhuo, Shuangmu
Source:
RSC advances 2019 v.9 no.2 pp. 844-852
ISSN:
2046-2069
Subject:
cost effectiveness, drug carriers, nanobiotechnology, nanofibers, nanotubes, peptides, tissue engineering
Abstract:
Peptides are intriguing building blocks for a variety of applications in bionanotechnology. Peptides can self-assemble into well-ordered nanostructures. Among the various nanomorphology forms, peptide nanofibers and nanotubes are relevant in biomedical applications. In this review, their applications as tissue engineering scaffolds, drug delivery vehicles, three-dimensional printing bioinks and bioimaging nanoprobes will be illustrated. This review article describes di-, tri-, tetra-peptides because they are cost-effective, simple to prepare, and amenable to production on a large scale.
Agid:
6269494