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Biomimetic spinning of recombinant silk proteins

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Publication date31/01/2011
Host publicationMicro- and Nanoscale Processing of Biomaterials
PublisherMaterials Research Society
Pages93-97
Number of pages5
Volume1239
ISBN (Print)9781605112121
Original languageEnglish
Event2009 MRS Fall Meeting - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: 1/12/20094/12/2009

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Conference2009 MRS Fall Meeting
CountryUnited States
CityBoston, MA
Period1/12/094/12/09

Publication series

NameMaterials Research Society Symposium Proceedings
Volume1239
ISSN (Print)0272-9172

Conference

Conference2009 MRS Fall Meeting
CountryUnited States
CityBoston, MA
Period1/12/094/12/09

Abstract

In the past, we have successfully designed and produced a variety of engineered spider silk-like proteins (eADF3 and eADF4) based upon the primary sequence of the natural dragline proteins ADF3 and ADF4 from the spider Araneus diadematus [1]. Genetically engineered spider silk proteins can be modified at the molecular level to optimize the biochemical and mechanical properties of the final product. Although engineered spider silk proteins can be processed into fibers using different spinning methods, our group is interested in the technical realization of a biomimetic approach. Here, we present an overview over our biomimetic fiber production process.