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Enzymatic formation of supramolecular hydrogels

Authors Yang, Zhimou
Gu, Hongwei
Fu, Degang
Gao, Ping View this author's profile
Lam, Jing kwok
Xu, Bing HKUST affiliated (currently or previously)
Issue Date 2004
Source Advanced materials , v. 16, (16), 2004, AUG 18, p. 1440-1444
Summary The enzymatic formation of supramolecular hydrogels is reported. A dephosphorylation enzymatic reaction (see Figure) triggers the self-assembly of N-(fluorenyl-methoxycarbonyl) tyrosine and results in hydrogelation at physiological temperatures. This enzymatic gelation process offers opportunities for in-situ generation of hydrogels in tissues and demonstrates potential for biomedical applications of supramolecular hydrogels.
ISSN 0935-9648
Language English
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