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Recombinant Silk Production in Bacteria

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Kaplan, David L. ; Scheibel, Thomas:
Recombinant Silk Production in Bacteria.
In: Reference Module in Materials Science and Materials Engineering. - Amsterdam , 2016 . - pp. 8615-8618
ISBN 978-0-12-803581-8
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-803581-8.02274-8

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Silks can be defined as secreted proteins spun into fibrous structures. Characteristically, silk proteins are produced in specialized glands and stored in a fluid state in the lumen of the gland. As the fluid passes through the spinning duct, a rapid transformation to the solid state takes place and the silk becomes water-insoluble. Silk fibers are diverse in function, depending on the biological source, such as spiders or silkworms. The article describes the recent remarkable progress in understanding silk genetics, structures and biophysics, as well as the recombinant production of silk proteins

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Item Type: Article in a book
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: ß-sheet; Biotechnology; Protein engineering; Protein fiber; Silk applications;
Silk genetics; Silk processing; Silk properties; Silkworm; Spider silk
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
Profile Fields > Advanced Fields
Profile Fields > Advanced Fields > Polymer and Colloid Science
Profile Fields > Advanced Fields > Advanced Materials
Profile Fields > Advanced Fields > Molecular Biosciences
Profile Fields > Emerging Fields
Profile Fields > Emerging Fields > Food and Health Sciences
Research Institutions
Research Institutions > Research Centres
Research Institutions > Research Centres > Bayreuth Center for Material Science and Engineering - BayMAT
Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 600 Technology, medicine, applied sciences
600 Technology, medicine, applied sciences > 620 Engineering
Date Deposited: 13 Jan 2017 11:08
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2017 11:08
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/35673