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Developing Regenerative Treatments for Developmental Defects, Injuries, and Diseases Using Extracellular Matrix Collagen-Targeting Peptides

by 1,2,3, 1,2,3 and 1,2,3,*
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Surgical Bioengineering Laboratory, Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, University of California Davis, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
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Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of California Davis, Davis, CA 95616, USA
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Institute for Pediatric Regenerative Medicine, Shriners Hospitals for Children, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
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Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2019, 20(17), 4072; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms20174072
Received: 30 July 2019 / Revised: 19 August 2019 / Accepted: 20 August 2019 / Published: 21 August 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Extracellular Matrix in Development and Disease 2.0)
Collagen is the most widespread extracellular matrix (ECM) protein in the body and is important in maintaining the functionality of organs and tissues. Studies have explored interventions using collagen-targeting tissue engineered techniques, using collagen hybridizing or collagen binding peptides, to target or treat dysregulated or injured collagen in developmental defects, injuries, and diseases. Researchers have used collagen-targeting peptides to deliver growth factors, drugs, and genetic materials, to develop bioactive surfaces, and to detect the distribution and status of collagen. All of these approaches have been used for various regenerative medicine applications, including neovascularization, wound healing, and tissue regeneration. In this review, we describe in depth the collagen-targeting approaches for regenerative therapeutics and compare the benefits of using the different molecules for various present and future applications. View Full-Text
Keywords: collagen; extracellular matrix; tissue engineering; regenerative medicine; collagen hybridizing peptide collagen; extracellular matrix; tissue engineering; regenerative medicine; collagen hybridizing peptide
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Goldbloom-Helzner, L.; Hao, D.; Wang, A. Developing Regenerative Treatments for Developmental Defects, Injuries, and Diseases Using Extracellular Matrix Collagen-Targeting Peptides. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2019, 20, 4072.

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