Direct delivery of bioactive substances to the sites of injury represents a key issue for therapies based on regenerative medicine and tissue repair [1]. Protein derived hydrogels represent an interesting system for this purpose because they possess several features that make them suitable to this purpose. A method for preparation of hydrogel matrices based on Human Elastin-like Polypeptide (HELP) has been set up [2]. HELPs are a family of elastin-like recombinant biopolymers modeled after the most regularly repeated domain in human tropoelastin, retaining peculiar properties as self-assembling and thermoresponsive behavior [3]. In this study we assayed two elastolytic activities from different sources to test their potential to specifically degrade the HELP matrix.

HELP-based matrices for stimuli-responsive controlled release of bioactive compounds

CORICH, LUCIA;BORELLI, VIOLETTA;VITA, FRANCESCA;BANDIERA, Antonella
2013

Abstract

Direct delivery of bioactive substances to the sites of injury represents a key issue for therapies based on regenerative medicine and tissue repair [1]. Protein derived hydrogels represent an interesting system for this purpose because they possess several features that make them suitable to this purpose. A method for preparation of hydrogel matrices based on Human Elastin-like Polypeptide (HELP) has been set up [2]. HELPs are a family of elastin-like recombinant biopolymers modeled after the most regularly repeated domain in human tropoelastin, retaining peculiar properties as self-assembling and thermoresponsive behavior [3]. In this study we assayed two elastolytic activities from different sources to test their potential to specifically degrade the HELP matrix.
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