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Biomimetic spider silk fibres : from vision to reality

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Salehi, Sahar ; Scheibel, Thomas:
Biomimetic spider silk fibres : from vision to reality.
In: The Biochemist. Vol. 40 (February 2018) Issue 1 . - pp. 4-7.
ISSN 1740-1194

Official URL: Volltext

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Silk is a well-known and unique material that has been used in different applications for more than 5,000 years. The shiny silk fabrics that we know are actually made of threads created by the Chinese silkworm, but various arthropods can produce silks. Spider silk, for instance, is known to be the toughest fibre on Earth, outperforming both naturally and human-made fibres. Due to the problems of farming typically cannibalistic spiders, biotechnological approaches have been developed for producing spider silk proteins, which can be subsequently spun into biomimetic fibres. Here, we discuss recent developments in recombinant spider silk production and processing

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Item Type: Article in a journal
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Biomimetic; silk; proteins; recombinant spider silk production; processing
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: 02 Mar 2018 10:33
Last Modified: 02 Mar 2018 10:33
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/42461