Nanoscale engineering of wound beds

A collagen-binding peptide with applications in wound healing has been developed by scientists in the US. The peptide is able to invade the strands of collagen, forming a strong and stable non-covalent bond at room temperature. Pendant drug molecules could be attached to the peptide and anchored at the wound site to aid wound healing…

Read the full article at Chemistry World, or read the Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry paper:

Peptides that anneal to natural collagen in vitro and ex vivo
Sayani Chattopadhyay, Christopher J. Murphy, Jonathan F. McAnulty and Ronald T Raines
DOI: 10.1039/C2OB25190F

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