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To spin or not to spin: spider silk fibers and more

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Doblhofer, Elena ; Heidebrecht, Aniela ; Scheibel, Thomas:
To spin or not to spin: spider silk fibers and more.
In: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology. Vol. 99 (October 2015) Issue 19 . - pp. 1-20.
ISSN 1432-0614
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00253-015-6948-8

Abstract in another language

Spider silk fibers have a sophisticated hierarchical structure composed of proteins with highly repetitive sequences. Their extraordinary mechanical properties, defined by a unique combination of strength and extensibility, are superior to most man-made fibers. Therefore, spider silk has fascinated mankind for thousands of years. However, due to their aggressive territorial behavior, farming of spiders is not feasible on a large scale. For this reason, biotechnological approaches were recently developed for the production of recombinant spider silk proteins. These recombinant proteins can be assembled into a variety of morphologies with a great range of properties for technical and medical applications. Here, the different approaches of biotechnological production and the advances in material processing toward various applications will be reviewed

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Item Type: Article in a journal
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Spider silk; Recombinant protein production; Protein morphologies
Institutions of the University: Faculties
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 > Advanced Fields > Advanced Materials
Profile Fields > Advanced Fields > Molecular Biosciences
Profile Fields > Advanced Fields > Polymer and Colloid Science
Profile Fields > Emerging Fields > Food and Health Sciences
Profile Fields
Profile Fields > Advanced Fields
Profile Fields > Emerging Fields
Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 600 Technology, medicine, applied sciences
600 Technology, medicine, applied sciences > 620 Engineering
Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2015 07:22
Last Modified: 20 May 2016 07:27
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/20189