Elastin-like polypeptides: Therapeutic applications for an emerging class of nanomedicines.


Elastin-like polypeptides (ELPs) constitute a genetically engineered class of 'protein polymers' derived from human tropoelastin. They exhibit a reversible phase separation whereby samples remain soluble below a transition temperature (Tt) but form amorphous coacervates above Tt. Their phase behavior has many possible applications in purification, sensing… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jconrel.2015.11.010