Combined effect of osteopontin and BMP-2 derived peptides grafted to an adhesive hydrogel on osteogenic and vasculogenic differentiation of marrow stromal cells.

The objective of this work was to investigate the combined effect of grafting the peptide corresponding to amino acid residues 162-168 of osteopontin (OPD peptide) and the peptide corresponding to amino acid residues 73-92 of bone morphogenetic protein-2 (BMP peptide) to an RGD-conjugated inert hydrogel on osteogenic and vasculogenic differentiation of bone… (More)