Polymers, Vol. 15, Pages 2406: Intrinsically Disordered Synthetic Polymers in Biomedical Applications

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Polymers, Vol. 15, Pages 2406: Intrinsically Disordered Synthetic Polymers in Biomedical Applications

Polymers doi: 10.3390/polym15102406

Authors:
Elif Yuce-Erarslan
Abraham (Avi) J. Domb
Haytam Kasem
Vladimir N. Uversky
Orkid Coskuner-Weber

In biology and medicine, intrinsically disordered synthetic polymers bio-mimicking intrinsically disordered proteins, which lack stable three-dimensional structures, possess high structural/conformational flexibility. They are prone to self-organization and can be extremely useful in various biomedical applications. Among such applications, intrinsically disordered synthetic polymers can have potential usage in drug delivery, organ transplantation, artificial organ design, and immune compatibility. The designing of new syntheses and characterization mechanisms is currently required to provide the lacking intrinsically disordered synthetic polymers for biomedical applications bio-mimicked using intrinsically disordered proteins. Here, we present our strategies for designing intrinsically disordered synthetic polymers for biomedical applications based on bio-mimicking intrinsically disordered proteins.

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