Silk-inspired polymers and proteins

Hardy, John G. and Scheibel, Thomas R. (2009) Silk-inspired polymers and proteins. Biochemical Society Transactions, 37 (4). pp. 677-681. ISSN 0300-5127

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The biocompatibility and biodegradability of natural silk fibres and the benign conditions under which they (with impressive mechanical properties) are produced represent a biomimetic ideal. This ideal has inspired people in both academia and industry to prepare silk-mimetic polymers and proteins by chemical and/or biotechnological means. in the present paper, we aim to give an overview of the design principles of such silk-inspired polymers/proteins, their processing into various materials morphologies, their mechanical and biological properties, and, finally, their technical and biomedical applications.

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: Biochemical Society Transactions
Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/1300/1303
ID Code: 75382
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 09 Sep 2015 06:32
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2020 05:46

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