A peptide-based material for therapeutic carbon monoxide delivery

John B. Matson, Matthew J. Webber, Vibha K. Tamboli, Benjamin Weber, Samuel I Stupp

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We report on the preparation of the first material for therapeutic delivery of CO. A peptide amphiphile was synthesized with a covalently attached ruthenium tricarbonyl. Self-assembled nanofiber gels containing this peptide spontaneously released CO with prolonged release kinetics compared to soluble CO donors. Oxidatively stressed cardiomyocytes had improved viability when treated with this peptide, demonstrating its potential as a biodegradable gel for localized therapeutic CO delivery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6689-6692
Number of pages4
JournalSoft Matter
Issue number25
Publication statusPublished - Jul 7 2012


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Matson, J. B., Webber, M. J., Tamboli, V. K., Weber, B., & Stupp, S. I. (2012). A peptide-based material for therapeutic carbon monoxide delivery. Soft Matter, 8(25), 6689-6692. https://doi.org/10.1039/c2sm25785h