Selected Publications

2013 Caprini A, Silva D, Zanoni I, Cunha C, Volontè C, Vescovi A, Gelain F “A Novel Bioactive Peptide: Assessing its Activity Over Murine Neural Stem Cells and its Potential for Neural Tissue Engineering.”  New Biotechnology. doi:pii: S1871-6784(13)00038-1.

2013 Cunha C, Panseri S, Gelain F. Engineering of a 3D Nanostructured Scaffold Made of Functionalized Self-Assembling Peptides and Encapsulated Neural Stem Cells. Methods in Molecular Biology. Clifton, NJ: Book Chapter

2013 Vasita R, Gelain F. “Core-sheath Fibres for Regenerative Medicine” Nanomaterials in Drug Delivery, Imaging, and Tissue Engineering. Wiley-Scrivener Publishing, Beverly: 493-533. Book Chapter

2013 Silva D, Natalello A, Sanii B, Vasita R, Saracino GAA, Zuckermann RN, Doglia SM, Gelain F “Synthesis and Characterization of Designed BMHP1-Derived Self-Assembling Peptides for tissue engineering applications.” Nanoscale 5(2):704-718.

2012 Saracino GAA, Cigognini D, Silva D, Caprini A, Gelain F “Nanomaterials design and tests for neural tissue engineering.” Chemical Society Reviews. DOI:10.1039/c2cs35065c.

2012 Gelain F, Cigognini D, Caprini A, Silva D, Colleoni B, Donegá B, Antonini S, Cohen BE, Vescovi A. “New Bioactive Motifs and Their Use in Functionalized Self-Assembling Peptides for NSC Differentiation and Neural Tissue Engineering” Nanoscale 4: 2946-2957.

2012 Zhang S, Yokoi H, Gelain F, Horii A “Designer Self-Assembling Peptide Nanofiber Scaffolds” Nanotechnology for Biology and Medicine: At the Building Block Level, Springer Science/Business Media Press, New York City: 123-147. Book Chapter

2011 Cigognini D, Satta A, Colleoni B, Silva D, Donega’ M, Antonini S, Gelain F “Evaluation of Early and Late Effects into the Acute Spinal Cord Injury of an Injectable Functionalized Self-assembling Scaffold”. PLoS  ONE 6(5):1-15.

2011 Cunha C, Panseri S, Villa O, Silva D, Gelain F “3D culture of adult mouse neural stem cells within different functionalized self-assembling peptide scaffolds” International Journal of Nanomedicine 6: 943-955.

2011 Gelain F, Silva D, Caprini A, Villa O, Taraballi F, Natalello A, Nam KT, Doglia SM, Vescovi A “BMHP1-derived self-assembling peptides: hierarchically assembled structures with self-healing propensity and potential for tissue engineering applications.” ACS Nano 5(3):1845-59.

2011 Gelain F, Panseri S, Antonini S, Cunha C, Donega M, Lowery J, Taraballi F, Cerri G, Montagna M, Baldissera F, Vescovi A “Transplantation of nanostructured composite scaffolds neuro-prosthetics results in tissue reconstruction, axonal regeneration and neurological recovery in the chronically injured rat spinal cord ACS Nano 5(1): 227-236.

2010 Gelain F, Unsworth L, Zhang S “Slow and sustained release of active cytokines from self-assembling peptide scaffolds” Journal of Controlled Release 145: 231-239.

2010 Taraballi F, Natalello A, Campione M, Doglia SM, Paleari A, Gelain F “Glycine-spacers influence over functional motif exposure and self-assembling propensity of functionalized peptides” Frontiers in Neuroengineering 3:1-9.

2009 Antonini S, Vescovi A, Gelain F “Stem cells and biomaterials: the tissue engineering approach” Stem Cells & Regenerative Medicine, Springer/Humana Press, New York City. Book Chapter

2009  Gelain F, Wang X, Horii A, Hucknall A, Koutsopoulos S, Zhang S “Designer self-assembling peptides scaffolds for 3-dimensional tissue cell cultures” Methods in Bioengineering, Artech House Press, Boston: 59-81. Book Chapter

2009  Taraballi F, Campione M, Vescovi AL, Sassella A, Paleari A, Whang W, Gelain F “Effect of Functionalization on the Self-Assembling Propensity of β-Sheet Forming Peptides.” Soft Matter 5: 660–668.

2008 Gelain F “Novel opportunities and challenges offered by nanobiomaterials in tissue engineering” International Journal of Nanomedicine 3(4): 415-424.

2007 Gelain F, Horii A, Zhang S “Designer active 3D self-assembling peptide scaffolds for regenerative medicine.” Macromolecular Biosciences 7(5):544-551.

2007  Gelain F, Lomander A, Vescovi AL, Zhang S “Comparative studies of diverse biomaterials using mouse adult neural stem cells.” Journal of  Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 7: 424-434.

2007  Horii A, Wang X, Gelain F, Zhang S “Biological designer self-assembling peptide nanofiber scaffolds significantly enhance osteoblast proliferation, differentiation and 3-D migration.” PLoS ONE 2(2): e190.doi:10.1371.

2006 Gelain F, Bottai D, Vescovi AL, Zhang S “Designer Self-Assembling Peptide Nanofiber Scaffolds for 3-D Culture of Adult Mouse Neural Stem Cells.” PLoS ONE 1(1): e119.doi:10.1371.

2005 Zhang S, Gelain F, Zhao X “Designer self-assembling peptide nanofiber scaffolds for 3D tissue cell cultures.” Seminars in Cancer Biology 15(5): 413-420.