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The Power of Recombinant Spider Silk Proteins

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Wohlrab, Stefanie ; Thamm, Christopher ; Scheibel, Thomas:
The Power of Recombinant Spider Silk Proteins.
In: Asakura, Tetsuo ; Miller, Thomas (Hrsg.): Biotechnology of Silk. - Dordrecht : Springer , 2014 . - pp. 179-201 . - (Biologically-Inspired Systems ; 5 )
ISBN 978-94-007-7118-5

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Abstract in another language

Due to their outstanding mechanical properties, their biocompatibility and biodegradability spider silk fibers are of high interest for researchers. Silk fibers mainly comprise proteins, and in the past decades biotechnological methods have been developed to produce spider silk proteins recombinantly in varying hosts, which will be summarized in this review. Further, several processing techniques like
biomimetic spinning, wet-spinning or electro-spinning applied to produce fibers and non-woven meshes will be highlighted. Finally, an overview on recent developments
concerning genetic engineering and chemical modification of recombinant silk proteins will be given, outlining the potential provided by recombinant spider silkchimeric
proteins and spider silk-inspired polymers (combining synthetic polymers and spider silk peptides).

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Item Type: Article in a book
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Recombinant spider silk proteins • Fibers • Genetic engineering •
Chemical modification • Biopolymer
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 > 620 Engineering
Date Deposited: 10 Mar 2015 13:32
Last Modified: 02 Jun 2016 06:55