- A. J. Simnick and D. W. Lim and D. Chow and A. Chilkoti, Biomedical and biotechnological applications of elastin-like polypeptides,
Polymer Reviews, vol. 47 no. 1
pp. 121 -- 154 .
(last updated on 2009/09/02)
Elastin-like polypeptides (ELPs) are a unique class of genetically encoded biopolymers with tunable thermosensitivity and biocompatibility. This review provides an introduction to ELPs and an overview of their design and synthesis. It also discusses applications of these polypeptides for drug delivery, tissue engineering, protein purification, and biosensing.