Mechano-chromic protein-polymer hybrid hydrogel to visualize mechanical strain

Masumi Taki, Tadahiro Yamashita, Kazuki Yatabe, Viola Vogel

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In a proof-of-concept study, a mechano-chromic hydrogel was synthesized here, via chemoenzymatic click conjugation of fluorophore-labeled fibronectin into a synthetic hydrogel co-polymers (i.e., poly-N-isopropylacrylamide/polyethylene glycol). The optical FRET response could be tuned by macroscopic stretch.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9388-9393
Number of pages6
JournalSoft matter
Issue number46
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jan 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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