Single Honeybee Silk Protein Mimics Properties of Multi-Protein Silk.Kaplan, David, 1953-
Sutherland, Tara D.
Church, Jeffrey S.
Huson, Mickey G.
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
- Tufts University. Department of Biomedical Engineering.
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- 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.