The covalently immobilized antimicrobial peptide LL37 acts as a VEGF mimic and stimulates endothelial cell proliferation.

The chemical coupling of growth factors to solid substrates are discussed as an alternative to delivery systems. Utilizing entire proteins for this application is hampered by safety and stability considerations. Instead, growth factor mimicking peptides are of great interest for biomedical applications, such as tissue engineering, due to their purity and… (More)