Advantages of RGD peptides for directing cell association with biomaterials

Academic Article


  • Despite many years of in vitro research confirming the effectiveness of RGD in promoting cell attachment to a wide variety of biomaterials, animal studies evaluating tissue responses to implanted RGD-functionalized substrates have yielded more variable results. The goals of this report are to present some of the reasons why cell culture studies may not always reliably predict in vivo responses, and more importantly, to highlight potential applications that may benefit from the use of RGD peptides. © 2011 Elsevier Ltd.
  • Published In

  • Biomaterials  Journal
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    Author List

  • Bellis SL
  • Start Page

  • 4205
  • End Page

  • 4210
  • Volume

  • 32
  • Issue

  • 18