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Structure–function–property–design interplay in biopolymers: Spider silk ☆

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Structure–function–property–design interplay in biopolymers: Spider silk ☆
Abstract

Spider silks have been a focus of research for almost two decades due to their outstanding mechanical and biophysical properties. Recent advances in genetic engineering have led to the synthesis of recombinant spider silks, thus helping to unravel a fundamental understanding of structure–function–property relationships. The relationships between molecular composition, secondary structures and mechanical properties found in different types of spider silks are described, along with a discussion of artificial spinning of these proteins and their bioapplications, including the role of silks in biomineralization and fabrication of biomaterials with controlled properties.

Keywords
Spider silk; Proteins; Secondary structure; Self-assembly; Genetic engineering
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Database: Elsevier - ScienceDirect
Journal: Acta Biomaterialia - Volume 10, Issue 4, April 2014, Pages 1612–1626
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Physical Sciences and Engineering Chemical Engineering Bioengineering
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