Enzyme-assisted self-assembly within a hydrogel induced by peptide diffusion.


Université de Strasbourg, CNRS, Institut Charles Sadron UPR 22, 67034 Strasbourg, France. [Email] [Email] [Email]


The diffusion of adequate peptide through an enzyme-embedded host hydrogel leads to the in situ start-up and growth of an interpenetrated fibrous network. Based on the enzyme-assisted self-assembly concept, both chemistry and mechanical features of the hybrid hydrogel can be tuned.