Increased osteoblast functions in the presence of BMP-7 short peptides for nanostructured biomaterial applications.

@article{Chen2009IncreasedOF,
  title={Increased osteoblast functions in the presence of BMP-7 short peptides for nanostructured biomaterial applications.},
  author={Yupeng Chen and Thomas Webster},
  journal={Journal of biomedical materials research. Part A},
  year={2009},
  volume={91 1},
  pages={296-304}
}
To improve bone regeneration around orthopedic biomaterials, researchers have attempted to combine growth factors on and in implants. Equally as exciting, greater bone growth has been demonstrated around nanoscaled materials (like helical rosette nanotubes or nanocrystalline hydroxyapatite) that mimic the geometry of the natural components of bone. To combine these two approaches, in this in vitro study, the ability of three short peptides [labeled for convenience: a or SNVILKKYRN, b or… CONTINUE READING