Hydrogels with well-defined peptide-hydrogel spacing and concentration: impact on epithelial cell behavior().

The spacing of peptides away from a hydrogel matrix dramatically impacts their availability and subsequent interactions with cells. Peptides were synthesized with monodisperse poly(ethylene glycol) spacers of different lengths that separate the peptide from the monomeric functionality which reacts during hydrogel polymerization. Specifically, bioactive RGD… CONTINUE READING