Polymers Interfacing with Biology
The development of various controlled radical polymerization techniques as well as site- and residue specific strategies to modify peptides/proteins with synthetic polymers have made polymer chemistry a powerful tool to address materials problems at the biology interface. This article will present recent examples for bioactive surface modification and polymer therapeutics; it will highlight the use of controlled radical polymerization techniques and bioconjugation strategies to develop surface coatings for regenerative medicine and diagnostics, respectively, polymer-based nanomedicines.
Keywords: Biopolymers ; PEGylation ; Polymer brush ; Polymer therapeutics ; Surface modification ; Transfer Radical Polymerization ; Protein Microarrays ; Coiled-Coil ; Therapeutics ; Brushes ; Peptide ; Surface ; Pegylation
Record created on 2011-12-16, modified on 2016-08-09