Single Honeybee Silk Protein Mimics Properties of Multi-Protein Silk.

Kaplan, David, 1953-
Sutherland, Tara D.
Church, Jeffrey S.
Hu, Xiao.
Huson, Mickey G.
Weisman, Sarah.
2011

Honeybee silk is composed of four fibrous proteins that, unlike other silks, are readily synthesized at full-length and high yield. The four silk genes have been conserved for over 150 million years in all investigated bee, ant and hornet species, implying a distinct functional role for each protein. However, the amino acid composition and molecular architecture of the proteins are similar, sugges... read more

Subjects
Silk.
Honeybee.
Proteins.
Tufts University. Department of Biomedical Engineering.
Permanent URL
http://hdl.handle.net/10427/009267
Original publication
Sutherland TD, Church JS, Hu X, Huson MG, Kaplan DL, Weisman S (2011) Single Honeybee Silk Protein Mimics Properties of Multi-Protein Silk. PLoS ONE 6(2): e16489. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0016489.
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