Short Peptide Hydrogels for Biomedical Applications

Priyadarshi Chakraborty, Lihi Adler-Abramovich, Ehud Gazit

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Short peptide self-assembled nanostructures are fascinating due to their intriguing properties and prolific applications. Short peptide-based supramolecular hydrogels are composed of an entangled network of self-assembled nanofibers. The intrinsic biocompatibility and extracellular matrix (ECM) mimicking attributes of these hydrogels allow their utilization in biomedical applications. Herein, we divide short peptide hydrogel into different categories and vividly discuss their applications regarding various biomedical aspects. We shed light on different applications of short peptide hydrogels including cell scaffolding, tissue engineering, wound healing, and drug delivery. We believe that this chapter will encourage the design of de novo short peptides and investigate their biomedical applications.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMultifunctional Hydrogels for Biomedical Applications
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9783527825820
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2022


  • extracellular matrix
  • hydrogels
  • nanofibers
  • peptide
  • tissue engineering

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering
  • General Materials Science


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