Synthetic peptides having hydroxyapatite binding ability can induce calcium phosphate (CaP) mineralization in simulated body fluids. The peptides freely dispersed in the solution induce formation of peptideCaP hybrids having sheet-like morphologies, whereas immobilized on solid substrates they induce hydroxyapatite deposition on the substrate surfaces. The results clearly show that distribution of the peptides affects their mineralization properties.
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- 化学 (全般)