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Self-assembled collagen-like-peptide implants as alternatives to human donor corneal transplantation
Linköping University, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Division of Cell Biology. Linköping University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. Karolinska Institute, Sweden.
Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Molecular Physics. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
FibroGen Inc, CA 94158 USA.
Linköping University, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Division of Cell Biology. Linköping University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.
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2016 (English)In: RSC Advances, ISSN 2046-2069, E-ISSN 2046-2069, Vol. 6, no 61, 55745-55749 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Extracellular matrix proteins like collagen promote regeneration as implants in clinical studies. However, collagens are large and unwieldy proteins, making small functional peptide analogs potentially ideal substitutes. Self-assembling collagen-like-peptides conjugated with PEG-maleimide were assembled into hydrogels. When tested pre-clinically as corneal implants in mini-pigs, they promoted cell and nerve regeneration, forming neo-corneas structurally and functionally similar to natural corneas.

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ROYAL SOC CHEMISTRY , 2016. Vol. 6, no 61, 55745-55749 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-130324DOI: 10.1039/c6ra08895cISI: 000378275400008OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-130324DiVA: diva2:950295
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Funding Agencies|Vinnova Indo-Sweden grant [2013-04645]; Integrative Regenerative Medicine Centre, Linkoping University (LiU); Region Ostergotland; Swedish Research Council grant [621-2012-4286]

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