Beating the Heat - Fast Scanning Melts Silk Beta Sheet Crystals.

Kaplan, David, 1953-
Cebe, Peggy.
Hu, Xiao.
Zhuravlev, Evgeny.
Wurm, Andreas.
Arbeiter, Daniela.
Schick, Christoph, Prof. Dr.
2013

Beta-pleated-sheet crystals are among the most stable of protein secondary structures, and are responsible for the remarkable physical properties of many fibrous proteins, such as silk, or proteins forming plaques as in Alzheimer's disease. Previous thinking, and the accepted paradigm, was that beta-pleated-sheet crystals in the dry solid state were so stable they would not melt upon input of heat... read more

Subjects
Proteins.
Biomedical materials.
Biophysics.
Tufts University. Department of Biomedical Engineering.
Permanent URL
http://hdl.handle.net/10427/009255
Original publication
Cebe, P. et al. Beating the Heat - Fast Scanning Melts Silk Beta Sheet Crystals. Sci. Rep. 3, 1130; DOI:10.1038/srep01130 (2013).
ID: tufts:17819
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