Self-assembling short oligopeptides and the promotion of angiogenesis.

@article{Narmoneva2005SelfassemblingSO,
  title={Self-assembling short oligopeptides and the promotion of angiogenesis.},
  author={Daria A. Narmoneva and Olumuyiwa Oni and Alisha L. Sieminski and Shugang Zhang and Jonathan P Gertler and Roger D Kamm and Richard T Lee},
  journal={Biomaterials},
  year={2005},
  volume={26 23},
  pages={4837-46}
}
Because an adequate blood supply to and within tissues is an essential factor for successful tissue regeneration, promoting a functional microvasculature is a crucial factor for biomaterials. In this study, we demonstrate that short self-assembling peptides form scaffolds that provide an angiogenic environment promoting long-term cell survival and capillary-like network formation in three-dimensional cultures of human microvascular endothelial cells. Our data show that, in contrast to collagen… CONTINUE READING

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