Responsive Coatings: Stimuli-Responsive Thin Coatings Using Elastin-Like Polymers for Biomedical Applications (Adv. Funct. Mater. 20/2009)

Authors

  • Rui R. Costa,

    1. 3Bs Research Group-Biomaterials, Biodegradables and Biomimetics AvePark, Zona, Industrial da Gandra S. Cláudio do Barco, 4806-909 Caldas das Taipas, Guimarães (Portugal)
    2. IBB – Institute for Biotechnology and Bioengineering, PT Government Associated Laboratory, Guimarães (Portugal)
    Search for more papers by this author
  • Catarina A. Custódio,

    1. 3Bs Research Group-Biomaterials, Biodegradables and Biomimetics AvePark, Zona, Industrial da Gandra S. Cláudio do Barco, 4806-909 Caldas das Taipas, Guimarães (Portugal)
    2. IBB – Institute for Biotechnology and Bioengineering, PT Government Associated Laboratory, Guimarães (Portugal)
    Search for more papers by this author
  • Ana M. Testera,

    1. G. I. R. Bioforge, University Valladolid, Edificio I+D, Paseo de Belén, 1, 47011, Valladolid (Spain)
    2. Networking Research Center on Bioengineering Biomaterials and Nanomedicine (CIBER-BBN), Valladolid (Spain)
    Search for more papers by this author
  • Francisco J. Arias,

    1. G. I. R. Bioforge, University Valladolid, Edificio I+D, Paseo de Belén, 1, 47011, Valladolid (Spain)
    2. Networking Research Center on Bioengineering Biomaterials and Nanomedicine (CIBER-BBN), Valladolid (Spain)
    Search for more papers by this author
  • José C. Rodríguez-Cabello,

    1. G. I. R. Bioforge, University Valladolid, Edificio I+D, Paseo de Belén, 1, 47011, Valladolid (Spain)
    2. Networking Research Center on Bioengineering Biomaterials and Nanomedicine (CIBER-BBN), Valladolid (Spain)
    Search for more papers by this author
  • Natália M. Alves,

    1. 3Bs Research Group-Biomaterials, Biodegradables and Biomimetics AvePark, Zona, Industrial da Gandra S. Cláudio do Barco, 4806-909 Caldas das Taipas, Guimarães (Portugal)
    2. IBB – Institute for Biotechnology and Bioengineering, PT Government Associated Laboratory, Guimarães (Portugal)
    Search for more papers by this author
  • João F. Mano

    Corresponding author
    1. 3Bs Research Group-Biomaterials, Biodegradables and Biomimetics AvePark, Zona, Industrial da Gandra S. Cláudio do Barco, 4806-909 Caldas das Taipas, Guimarães (Portugal)
    2. IBB – Institute for Biotechnology and Bioengineering, PT Government Associated Laboratory, Guimarães (Portugal)
    • 3Bs Research Group-Biomaterials, Biodegradables and Biomimetics AvePark, Zona, Industrial da Gandra S. Cláudio do Barco, 4806-909 Caldas das Taipas, Guimarães (Portugal).
    Search for more papers by this author

Abstract

original image

Costa et al. successfully apply a simple protein adsorption technique combining chitosan substrates and recombinant elastin-like polymers (ELPs) on page 3210. This process allows for coating of polysaccharide substrates with such biomimetic macromolecules, resulting in interesting properties such as smart behavior and improved cell adhesion. The figure illustrates symbolically the reversible structural changes that occur to the ELP simply by changing temperature.

Ancillary