Publications list for Professor Anthony Weiss

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  • Lee, P., Bax, D., Bilek, M., Weiss, A. (2014), A novel cell adhesion region in tropoelastin that mediates attachment to integrin alphaVbeta5. Journal of Biological Chemistry. 289(3), 1467-1477. [Abstract]
  • Fatoux-Ardore, M., Peysselon, F., Weiss, A., Bastien, P., Pratlong, F., Ricard-Blum, S. (2014), Large-scale investigation of Leishmania interaction networks with the host extracellular matrix by surface plasmon resonance imaging. Infection and Immunity. 82(2), 594-606. [Abstract]


  • Annabi, N., Tsang, K., Mithieux, S., Nikkhah, M., Ameri, A., Khademhosseini, A., Weiss, A. (2013), Highly Elastic Micropatterned Hydrogel for Engineering Functional Cardiac Tissue. Advanced Functional Materials. 23(39), 4950-4959. [Abstract]
  • Annabi, N., Selimovic, S., Acevedo Cox, J., Ribas, J., Afshar Bakooshli, M., Heintze, D., Weiss, A., Cropek, D., Khademhosseini, A. (2013), Hydrogel-coated microfluidic channels for cardiomyocyte culture. Lab on a Chip. 13(18), 3569-3577. [Abstract]
  • Hiob, M., Wise, S., Kondyurin, A., Waterhouse, A., Bilek, M., Ng, M., Weiss, A. (2013), The use of plasma-activated covalent attachment of early domains of tropoelastin to enhance vascular compatibility of surfaces. Biomaterials. 34(31), 7584-7591. [Abstract]
  • Mithieux, S., Wise, S., Weiss, A. (2013), Tropoelastin - a multifaceted naturally smart material. Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews. 65(4), 421-428. [Abstract]
  • Annabi, N., Mithieux, S., Zorlutuna, P., Camci-Unal, G., Weiss, A., Khademhosseini, A. (2013), Engineered cell-laden human protein-based elastomer. Biomaterials. 34(22), 5496-5505. [Abstract]
  • Almine, J., Wise, S., Hiob, M., Singh, N., Tiwari, K., Vali, S., Abbasi, T., Weiss, A. (2013), Elastin sequences trigger transient proinflammatory responses by human dermal fibroblasts. FASEB Journal. 27(9), 3455-3465. [Abstract]
  • Reddel, C., Cultrone, D., Rnjak-Kovacina, J., Weiss, A., Burgess, J. (2013), Tropoelastin modulates TGF-β1-induced expression of VEGF and CTGF in airway smooth muscle cells. Matrix Biology. 32(7-8), 407-413. [Abstract]
  • Momot, K., Powell, S., Mithieux, S., Weiss, A. (2013), Biomechanics of Synthetic Elastin: Insights from Magnetic Resonance Microimaging. Singapore: Trans Tech Publications, .
  • Ghezzi, C., Rnjak-Kovacina, J., Weiss, A., Kaplan, D. (2013), Multifunctional Silk Tropoelastin Biomaterial Systems. Israel Journal of Chemistry. 53, 777-786.
  • Hu, X., Tang-Schomer, M., Huang, W., Xia, X., Weiss, A., Kaplan, D. (2013), Charge-tunable autoclaved silk-tropoelastin protein alloys that control neuron cell responses. Advanced Functional Materials. 23, 3875-3884.
  • Saitow, C., Wise, S., Weiss, A., Castellot, J., Kaplan, D. (2013), Elastin biology and tissue engineering with adult cells. Biomolecular Concepts. 46(2), 173-185.
  • Annabi, N., Mithieux, S., Camci-Unal, G., Dokmeci, M., Weiss, A., Khademhosseini, A. (2013), Elastomeric recombinant protein-based biomaterials. Biochemical Engineering Journal. 77, 110-118.
  • Rnjak-Kovacina, J., Weiss, A. (2013), The Role of Elastin in Wound Healing and Dermal Substitute Design. In: Dermal Replacements in General, Burn, and Plastic Surgery. (pp.57-66).Wien: Springer-Verlag.


  • Wise, S., Waterhouse, A., Kondyurin, A., Bilek, M., Weiss, A. (2012), Plasma-based biofunctionalization of vascular implants. Nanomedicine. 7(12), 1907-1916. [Abstract]
  • Zhao, H., Chen, X., Xie, B., Zhou, M., Gao, X., Zhang, X., Zhou, B., Weiss, A., Zhang, Y. (2012), Elastolytic mechanism of a novel M23 metalloprotease pseudoalterin from deep-sea Pseudoalteromonas sp. CF6-2: cleaving not only glycyl bonds in the hydrophobic regions, but also peptide bonds in the hydrophilic regions involved in crosslinking. Journal of Biological Chemistry. 287(47), 39710-39720. [Abstract]
  • Almine, J., Wise, S., Weiss, A. (2012), Elastin signaling in wound repair. Birth Defects Research. Part C: Embryo Today Reviews. 96(3), 248-257. [Abstract]
  • Waterhouse, A., Wise, S., Yin, Y., Wu, B., James, B., Zreiqat, H., McKenzie, D., Bao, S., Weiss, A., Ng, M., Bilek, M. (2012), In vivo biocompatibility of a plasma-activated, coronary stent coating. Biomaterials. 33(32), 7984-7992. [Abstract]
  • Bax, D., Tipa, R., Kondyurin, A., Higgins, M., Tsoutas, K., Gelmi, A., Wallace, G., McKenzie, D., Weiss, A., Bilek, M. (2012), Cell patterning via linker-free protein functionalization of an organic conducting polymer (polypyrrole) electrode. Acta Biomaterialia. 8(7), 2538-2548. [Abstract]
  • Rnjak-Kovacina, J., Wise, S., Li, Z., Maitz, P., Young, C., Wang, Y., Weiss, A. (2012), Electrospun synthetic human elastin:collagen composite scaffolds for dermal tissue engineering. Acta Biomaterialia. 8(10), 3714-3722. [Abstract]
  • Ohgo, K., Niemczura, W., Seacat, B., Wise, S., Weiss, A., Kumashiro, K. (2012), Resolving Nitrogen-15 and Proton Chemical Shifts for Mobile Segments of Elastin with Two-dimensional NMR Spectroscopy. Journal of Biological Chemistry. 287(22), 18201-18209. [Abstract]
  • Reddel, C., Weiss, A., Burgess, J. (2012), Elastin in asthma. Pulmonary Pharmacology & Therapeutics. 25(2), 144-153. [Abstract]
  • Yeo, G., Baldock, C., Tuukkanen, A., Roessle, M., Dyksterhuis, L., Wise, S., Matthews, J., Mithieux, S., Weiss, A. (2012), Tropoelastin bridge region positions the cell-interactive C terminus and contributes to elastic fiber assembly. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 109(8), 2878-2883. [Abstract]
  • Le Brun, A., Chow, J., Bax, D., Nelson, A., Weiss, A., James, M. (2012), Molecular orientation of tropoelastin is determined by surface hydrophobicity. Biomacromolecules. 13(2), 379-386. [Abstract]
  • Hu, X., Cebe, P., Weiss, A., Omenetto, F., Kaplan, D. (2012), Protein-based composite materials. Materials Today. 15(5), 208-215.
  • Heinz, A., Jung, M., Jahreis, G., Rusciani, A., Duca, L., Debelle, L., Weiss, A., Neubert, R., Schmelzer, C. (2012), The action of neutrophil serine proteases on elastin and its precursor. Biochimie. 94(1), 192-202. [Abstract]
  • Nivison-Smith, L., Weiss, A. (2012), Alignment of human vascular smooth muscle cells on parallel electrospun synthetic elastin fibers. Journal of biomedical materials research. Part A. 100(1), 155-61. [Abstract]


  • Hu, X., Park, S., Gil, E., Xia, X., Weiss, A., Kaplan, D. (2011), The influence of elasticity and surface roughness on myogenic and osteogenic-differentiation of cells on silk-elastin biomaterials. Biomaterials. 32(34), 8979-8989. [Abstract]
  • Rnjak-Kovacina, J., Wise, S., Li, Z., Maitz, P., Young, C., Wang, Y., Weiss, A. (2011), Tailoring the porosity and pore size of electrospun synthetic human elastin scaffolds for dermal tissue engineering. Biomaterials. 32(28), 6729-36. [Abstract]
  • Rnjak-Kovacina, J., Weiss, A. (2011), Increasing the Pore Size of Electrospun Scaffolds. Tissue engineering. Part B, Reviews. 17(5), 365-72. [Abstract]
  • Hayes, A., Lord, M., Smith, S., Smith, M., Whitelock, J., Weiss, A., Melrose, J. (2011), Colocalization in vivo and association in vitro of perlecan and elastin. Histochemistry and Cell Biology. 136(4), 437-454. [Abstract]
  • Bax, D., McKenzie, D., Bilek, M., Weiss, A. (2011), Directed cell attachment by tropoelastin on masked plasma immersion ion implantation treated PTFE. Biomaterials. 32(28), 6710-8. [Abstract]
  • Yeo, G., Keeley, F., Weiss, A. (2011), Coacervation of tropoelastin. Advances in colloid and interface science. 167(1-2), 94-103. [Abstract]
  • Bilek, M., Bax, D., Kondyurin, A., Yin, Y., Nosworthy, N., Fisher, K., Waterhouse, A., Weiss, A., Dos Remedios, C., McKenzie, D. (2011), Free radical functionalization of surfaces to prevent adverse responses to biomedical devices. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 108(35), 14405-10. [Abstract]
  • Bax, D., Wang, Y., Li, Z., Maitz, P., McKenzie, D., Bilek, M., Weiss, A. (2011), Binding of the cell adhesive protein tropoelastin to PTFE through plasma immersion ion implantation treatment. Biomaterials. 32(22), 5100-11. [Abstract]
  • McGrath, A., Mithieux, S., Collyer, C., Bakhuis, J., van den Berg, M., Sein, A., Heinz, A., Schmelzer, C., Weiss, A., Guss, J. (2011), Structure and Activity of Aspergillus nidulans Copper Amine Oxidase. Biochemistry. 50(25), 5718-30. [Abstract]
  • Waterhouse, A., Bax, D., Wise, S., Yin, Y., Dunn, L., Yeo, G., Ng, M., Bilek, M., Weiss, A. (2011), Stability of a Therapeutic Layer of Immobilized Recombinant Human Tropoelastin on a Plasma-Activated Coated Surface. Pharmaceutical Research. 28(6), 1415-1421. [Abstract]
  • Waterhouse, A., Wise, S., Ng, M., Weiss, A. (2011), Elastin as a nonthrombogenic biomaterial. Tissue engineering. Part B, Reviews. 17(2), 93-9. [Abstract]
  • Rnjak, J., Wise, S., Mithieux, S., Weiss, A. (2011), Severe burn injuries and the role of elastin in the design of dermal substitutes. Tissue engineering. Part B, Reviews. 17(2), 81-91. [Abstract]
  • Baldock, C., Oberhauser, A., Ma, L., Lammie, D., Siegler, V., Mithieux, S., Tu, Y., Chow, J., Suleman, F., Malfois, M., Rogers, S., Guo, L., Irving, T., Wess, T., Weiss, A. (2011), Shape of tropoelastin, the highly extensible protein that controls human tissue elasticity. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 108(11), 4322-7. [Abstract]
  • Annabi, N., Fathi, A., Mithieux, S., Martens, P., Weiss, A., Dehghani, F. (2011), The effect of elastin on chondrocyte adhesion and proliferation on poly (ɛ-caprolactone)/elastin composites. Biomaterials. 32(6), 1517-25. [Abstract]
  • Annabi, N., Ali Fathi, A., Mithieux, S., Weiss, A., Dehghani, F. (2011), Fabrication of porous PCL/elastin composite scaffolds for tissue engineering applications. Journal of Supercritical Fluids. 59, 157-167.
  • Nivison-Smith, L., Weiss, A. (2011), Elastin Based Constructs. In: Regenerative Medicine and Tissue Engineering- Cells and Biomaterials. (pp.323-340).Croatia: InTech.
  • Bax, D., Liu, S., McKenzie, D., Bilek, M., Weiss, A. (2011), Tropoelastin Switch and Modulated Endothelial Cell Binding to PTFE. BioNanoScience. 1, 123-127.
  • Rnjak-Kovacina, J., Daamen, W., Pierna, M., Rodríguez-Cabello, J., Weiss, A. (2011), Elastin biopolymers. In: Comprehensive Biomaterials. (pp.329-346).United Kingdom: Elsevier Science Ltd.
  • Wise, S., Byrom, M., Waterhouse, A., Bannon, P., Ng, M., Weiss, A. (2011), A multilayered synthetic human elastin/polycaprolactone hybrid vascular graft with tailored mechanical properties. Acta biomaterialia. 7(1), 295-303. [Abstract]


  • Tu, Y., Mithieux, S., Annabi, N., Boughton, E., Weiss, A. (2010), Synthetic elastin hydrogels that are coblended with heparin display substantial swelling, increased porosity, and improved cell penetration. Journal of biomedical materials research. Part A. 95(4), 1215-22. [Abstract]
  • Hu, X., Wang, X., Rnjak, J., Weiss, A., Kaplan, D. (2010), Biomaterials derived from silk-tropoelastin protein systems. Biomaterials. 31(32), 8121-8131. [Abstract]
  • Waterhouse, A., Yin, Y., Wise, S., Bax, D., McKenzie, D., Bilek, M., Weiss, A., Ng, M. (2010), The immobilization of recombinant human tropoelastin on metals using a plasma-activated coating to improve the biocompatibility of coronary stents. Biomaterials. 31(32), 8332-40. [Abstract]
  • Holst, J., Watson, S., Lord, M., Eamegdool, S., Bax, D., Nivison-Smith, L., Kondyurin, A., Ma, L., Oberhauser, A., Weiss, A., Rasko, J. (2010), Substrate elasticity provides mechanical signals for the expansion of hemopoietic stem and progenitor cells. Nature biotechnology. 28(10), 1123-8. [Abstract]
  • Almine, J., Bax, D., Mithieux, S., Nivison-Smith, L., Rnjak, J., Waterhouse, A., Wise, S., Weiss, A. (2010), Elastin-based materials. Chemical Society reviews. 39(9), 3371-9. [Abstract]
  • Dyksterhuis, L., Weiss, A. (2010), Homology models for domains 21-23 of human tropoelastin shed light on lysine crosslinking. Biochemical and biophysical research communications. 396(4), 870-873. [Abstract]
  • Muiznieks, L., Weiss, A., Keeley, F. (2010), Structural disorder and dynamics of elastin. Biochemistry and cell biology = Biochimie et biologie cellulaire. 88(2), 239-250. [Abstract]
  • Tu, Y., Wise, S., Weiss, A. (2010), Stages in tropoelastin coalescence during synthetic elastin hydrogel formation. Micron (Oxford, England : 1993). 41(3), 268-72. [Abstract]
  • Annabi, N., Mithieux, S., Weiss, A., Dehghani, F. (2010), Cross-linked open-pore elastic hydrogels based on tropoelastin, elastin and high pressure CO(2). Biomaterials. 31(7), 1655-65. [Abstract]
  • Bax, D., McKenzie, D., Weiss, A., Bilek, M. (2010), The linker-free covalent attachment of collagen to plasma immersion ion implantation treated polytetrafluoroethylene and subsequent cell-binding activity. Biomaterials. 31(9), 2526-34. [Abstract]
  • Tu, Y., Weiss, A. (2010), Transient tropoelastin nanoparticles are early-stage intermediates in the coacervation of human tropoelastin whose aggregation is facilitated by heparan sulfate and heparin decasaccharides. Matrix biology : journal of the International Society for Matrix Biology. 29(0), 152-9. [Abstract]
  • Nivison-Smith, L., Rnjak, J., Weiss, A. (2010), Synthetic human elastin microfibers: Stable cross-linked tropoelastin and cell interactive constructs for tissue engineering applications. Acta biomaterialia. 6(0), 354-9. [Abstract]
  • Heinz, A., Jung, M., Duca, L., Sippl, W., Taddese, S., Ihling, C., Rusciani, A., Jahreis, G., Weiss, A., Neubert, R., Schmelzer, C. (2010), Degradation of tropoelastin by matrix metalloproteinases - cleavage site specificities and release of matrikines. FEBS Journal. 277(8), 1939-1956. [Abstract]


  • Rnjak, J., Li, Z., Maitz, P., Wise, S., Weiss, A. (2009), Primary human dermal fibroblast interactions with open weave three-dimensional scaffolds prepared from synthetic human elastin. Biomaterials. 30(32), 6469-77. [Abstract]
  • Bax, D., McKenzie, D., Weiss, A., Bilek, M. (2009), Linker-free covalent attachment of the extracellular matrix protein tropoelastin to a polymer surface for directed cell spreading. Acta biomaterialia. 5(0), 3371-81. [Abstract]
  • Bax, D., Rodgers, U., Bilek, M., Weiss, A. (2009), Cell adhesion to tropoelastin is mediated via the C-terminal GRKRK motif and integrin alphaVbeta3. The Journal of biological chemistry. 284(42), 28616-23. [Abstract]
  • Annabi, N., Mithieux, S., Boughton, E., Ruys, A., Weiss, A., Dehghani, F. (2009), Synthesis of highly porous crosslinked elastin hydrogels and their interaction with fibroblasts in vitro. Biomaterials. 30(27), 4550-7. [Abstract]
  • Dyksterhuis, L., Carter, E., Mithieux, S., Weiss, A. (2009), Tropoelastin as a thermodynamically unfolded premolten globule protein: The effect of trimethylamine N-oxide on structure and coacervation. Archives of biochemistry and biophysics. 487(2), 79-84. [Abstract]
  • Yang, S., Xie, Y., Yang, W., Zheng, R., Stevens, F., Korkmaz, E., Weiss, A., Ringer, S., Braet, F. (2009), In vitro studies of cells grown on the superconductor PrO(x)FeAs. Micron (Oxford, England : 1993). 40(4), 476-479. [Abstract]
  • Naumann, C., Mithieux, S., Szekely, D., Tu, Y., Weiss, A., Kuchel, P. (2009), "Setting paint" analogy for the hydrophobic self-association of tropoelastin into elastin-like hydrogel. Biopolymers. 91(5), 321-330. [Abstract]
  • Yin, Y., Wise, S., Nosworthy, N., Waterhouse, A., Bax, D., Youssef, H., Byrom, M., Bilek, M., McKenzie, D., Weiss, A., Ng, M. (2009), Covalent immobilisation of tropoelastin on a plasma deposited interface for enhancement of endothelialisation on metal surfaces. Biomaterials. 30(9), 1675-1681. [Abstract]
  • Wise, S., Weiss, A. (2009), Tropoelastin. The international journal of biochemistry & cell biology. 41(0), 494-7. [Abstract]
  • Taddese, S., Weiss, A., Jahreis, G., Neubert, R., Schmelzer, C. (2009), In vitro degradation of human tropoelastin by MMP-12 and the generation of matrikines from domain 24. Matrix biology : journal of the International Society for Matrix Biology. 28(2), 84-91. [Abstract]
  • Mithieux, S., Tu, Y., Korkmaz, E., Braet, F., Weiss, A. (2009), In situ polymerization of tropoelastin in the absence of chemical cross-linking. Biomaterials. 30(0), 431-5. [Abstract]
  • Annabi, N., Mithieux, S., Weiss, A., Dehghani, F. (2009), The fabrication of elastin-based hydrogels using high pressure CO(2). Biomaterials. 30(0), 1-7. [Abstract]
  • Wise, S., Mithieux, S., Weiss, A. (2009), Engineered tropoelastin and elastin-based biomaterials. Advances in Protein Chemistry and Structural Biology. 78, 1-24.
  • Yin, Y., Fisher, K., Nosworthy, N., Bax, D., Rubanov, S., Gong, B., Weiss, A., McKenzie, D., Bilek, M. (2009), Covalently Bound Biomimetic Layers on Plasma Polymers with Graded Metallic Interfaces for in vivo Implants. Plasma Processes and Polymers. 6(10), 658-666. [Abstract]


  • Tu, Y., Weiss, A. (2008), Glycosaminoglycan-mediated coacervation of tropoelastin abolishes the critical concentration, accelerates coacervate formation, and facilitates spherule fusion: implications for tropoelastin microassembly. Biomacromolecules. 9(7), 1739-44. [Abstract]
  • Macdonald, C., Morrow, R., Weiss, A., Bilek, M. (2008), Covalent attachment of functional protein to polymer surfaces: a novel one-step dry process. Journal of the Royal Society, Interface / the Royal Society. 5, 663-9. [Abstract]
  • Taddese, S., Weiss, A., Neubert, R., Schmelzer, C. (2008), Mapping of macrophage elastase cleavage sites in insoluble human skin elastin. Matrix biology : journal of the International Society for Matrix Biology. 27, 420-8. [Abstract]
  • Dehghani, F., Annabi, N., Valtchev, P., Mithieux, S., Weiss, A., Kazarian, S., Tay, F. (2008), Effect of dense gas CO2 on the coacervation of elastin. Biomacromolecules. 9(4), 1100-1105. [Abstract]