Stability of Silk and Collagen Protein Materials in Space.

Kaplan, David, 1953-
Hu, Xiao.
Raja, Waseem K.
An, Bo.
Tokareva, Olena.
Cebe, Peggy.
2013

Collagen and silk materials, in neat forms and as silica composites, were flown for 18 months on the International Space Station [Materials International Space Station Experiment (MISSE)-6] to assess the impact of space radiation on structure and function. As natural biomaterials, the impact of the space environment on films of these proteins was investigated to understand fundamental changes in s... read more

Subjects
Biomedical materials.
Proteins.
Outer space.
Silk.
Tufts University. Department of Biomedical Engineering.
Permanent URL
http://hdl.handle.net/10427/009258
Original publication
Hu, X. et al. Stability of Silk and Collagen Protein Materials in Space. Sci. Rep. 3, 3428; DOI:10.1038/srep03428 (2013).
ID: tufts:17821
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