Project 2. Development of synthetic growth factors for regulation of cellular functions and differenciation.
Growth factors play a pivotal role in fundamental cellular processes such as maturation, proliferation, and differentiation. Recently we have engaged in synthetic growth factor that can control activity and fate of the cells. The synthetic materials would be good replacement of natural growth factor in terms of production cost, quality control and chemical stability. We are trying to develop a new molecular strategy that would contribute to regenerative therapy and cell engineering.