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Protein Gradient Films of Fibroin and Gelatine

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Claußen, Kai U. ; Lintz, Eileen S. ; Giesa, Reiner ; Schmidt, Hans-Werner ; Scheibel, Thomas:
Protein Gradient Films of Fibroin and Gelatine.
In: Macromolecular Bioscience. Vol. 13 (2013) Issue 10 . - pp. 1396-1403.
ISSN 1616-5187
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/mabi.201300221

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Project financing: Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kunst
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Gradients are a natural design principle in biological systems that are used to diminish stress concentration where materials of differing mechanical properties connect. An interesting example of a natural gradient material is byssus which anchors mussels to rocks and other hard substrata. Producing large-scale gradients from biological materials, such as those found in mussel byssus, is difficult to realise in the laboratory. Building upon previous work with synthetic polymers and inspired by byssal threads, we have cast long protein gradient films using glycerine-plasticised gelatine and fibroin. These films exhibit a highly reproducible and smooth mechanical gradient which encompasses a large range of modulus from 160-550 MPa. The reproducible production of biocompatible gradient films represents a first step towards making higher-modulus materials for medical applications.

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Item Type: Article in a journal
Refereed: Yes
Institutions of the University: Faculties
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Chemistry
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Chemistry > Chair Macromolecular Chemistry I
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Chemistry > Chair Macromolecular Chemistry I > Chair Macromolecular Chemistry I - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Hans-Werner Schmidt
Faculties > Faculty of Engineering Science
Faculties > Faculty of Engineering Science > Chair Biomaterials
Faculties > Faculty of Engineering Science > Chair Biomaterials > Chair Biomaterials - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Thomas Scheibel
Profile Fields
Profile Fields > Advanced Fields
Profile Fields > Advanced Fields > Polymer and Colloid Science
Profile Fields > Advanced Fields > Advanced Materials
Research Institutions
Research Institutions > Research Centres
Research Institutions > Research Centres > Bayreuth Institute of Macromolecular Research - BIMF
Graduate Schools
Graduate Schools > Elite Network Bavaria
Graduate Schools > Elite Network Bavaria > Macromolecular Science
Profile Fields > Advanced Fields > Molecular Biosciences
Profile Fields > Emerging Fields > Food and Health Sciences
Profile Fields > Emerging Fields
Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 500 Science > 540 Chemistry
Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2015 08:23
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2016 13:26
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/1150