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Ribeiro, M.; Pasini, S.; Baratta, R.O.; Del Buono, B.J.; Schlumpf, E.; Calkins, D.J. Collagen Mimetic Peptides Promote Adherence and Migration of ARPE-19 Cells While Reducing Inflammatory and Oxidative Stress. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 202223, 7004.

Wareham LK, Holden JM, Bossardet OL, Baratta RO, Del Buono BJ, Schlumpf E, Calkins DJ. Collagen mimetic peptide repair of the corneal nerve bed in a mouse model of dry eye disease. Front Neurosci. 2023 May 16;17:1148950. doi: 10.3389/fnins.2023.1148950. PMID: 37260844; PMCID: PMC10228686.

Bou Ghanem, G.O.; Koktysh, D.; Baratta, R.O.; Del Buono, B.J.; Schlumpf, E.; Wareham, L.K.; Calkins, D.J. Collagen Mimetic Peptides Promote Repair of MMP-1-Damaged Collagen in the Rodent Sclera and Optic Nerve Head. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 202324, 17031.

Wareham, L.K., Baratta, R.O., Del Buono, B.J. et al. Collagen in the central nervous system: contributions to neurodegeneration and promise as a therapeutic target. Mol Neurodegeneration 19, 11 (2024).

Baratta, R.O., Schlumpf, E., Del Buono, B.J., DeLorey, S.A., Ousler, G., Calkins, D.J.  A Phase 2 Trial to Test Safety and Efficacy of ST-100, a Unique Collagen Mimetic Peptide Ophthalmic Solution for Dry Eye Disease.  Ophthalmology Science 4, 3 May 2024

Savage, D.E, Zhou, J, Germann, J.A., Baratta, R.O. MD, Del Buono, B.J., Schlumpf, E., Marcos, S.  Second Harmonic Generation Microscopy of Rat Scleral Remodeling by Collegenase and Reparative Collagen Mimetic Peptides.  ARVO Annual Meeting Abstract, June 2023

Restoring the Extracellular Matrix: A Neuroprotective Role for Collagen Mimetic Peptides in Experimental Glaucoma.  Nolan R. McGrady, Silvia Pasini, Robert O. Baratta, Brian J. Del Buono, Eric Schlumpf and David J. Calkins. (2021) Frontiers in Pharmacology, 02 November, 2021.

Intraocular Delivery of a Collagen Mimetic Peptide Repairs Retinal Ganglion Cell Axons in Chronic and Acute Injury Models.  Marcio Ribeiro, Nolan R. McGrady, Robert O. Baratta, Brian J. Del Buono, Eric Schlumpf and David J. Calkins. (2022)  International Journal of Molecular Sciences, Pathophysiologic Mechanisms of Eye Diseases and Novel Therapeutic Approaches Special Issue, 08 March, 2022.

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Corneal Collagen as a Potential Therapeutic Target in Dry Eye Disease. R.O. Baratta, E. Schlumpf, B.J. DelBuono, S. De Lorey, and D.J. Calkins.  (2021) Survey of Ophthalmology May/June.

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Collagen Mimetic Peptides Promote Corneal Epithelial Cell Regeneration.  R.O. Baratta, B. J. Del Buono, E. Schlumpf,  B.Ceresa, and D.J. Calkins.  Frontiers in Pharmacology 2021 (12) 1-8.

Interstrand dipole–dipole interactions can stabilize the collagen triple helix. Matthew D. Shoulders and Ronald T. Raines (2011). Journal of Biological Chemistry 286, 22905–22912.

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Stereo-electronic and steric effects in side chains pre-organize a protein main chain. Matthew D. Shoulders, Kenneth A. Satyshur, Katrina T. Forest, and Ronald T. Raines (2010). Proc. National Academy of Sciences (PNAS)  107 (2) 559-564.

Collagen Structure-Function Mapping Informs Applications for Regenerative Medicine.  J.D. San Antonio, O. Jacenko, A. Fertala, and J.P.R.O. Orgel. (2021) BioEngineering 8 (1), 3.

Peptides that anneal to natural collagen in vitro and ex vivo. Sayani Chattopadhyay, Christopher J. Murphy, Jonathan F. McAnulty, and Ronald T. Raines (2012). Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry 10, 5892–5897. DOI


Optimal interstrand bridges for collagen-like biomaterials. I. Caglar Tanrikulu and Ronald T. Raines (2014). Journal of the American Chemical Society 136, 13490–13493.

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The nπ* interaction. Robert W. Newberry and Ronald T. Raines Accounts of Chemical Research (2017) 50, 1838–1846.

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Collagen-based biomaterials for wound healing. Sayani Chattopadhyay and Ronald T. Raines (2014). Biopolymers 101, 821–833.


Anchoring a cytoactive factor in a wound bed promotes healing. Sayani Chattopadhyay, Kathleen M. Gutherie, Leandro Teixeira, Christopher J. Murphy, Richard R. Dubielzig, Jonathan F. McAnulty, and Ronald T. Raines (2016). Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine 10, 1012–1020.


Cyclic peptide mimetic of damaged collagen. Aubrey J. Ellison, I. Caglar Tanrikulu, Jesús M. Dones, and Ronald T. Raines (2020). Biomacromolecules 21, 1539–1547.


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