Spider Silk-CBD-Cellulose Nanocrystal Composites: Mechanism of Assembly.

Meirovitch, Sigal.
Shtein, Zvi.
Ben-Shalom, Tal.
Lapidot, Shaul.
Tamburu, Carmen.
Hu, Xiao.
Kluge, Jonathan A.
Raviv, Uri.
Kaplan, David, 1953-
Shoseyov, Oded.
2016

The fabrication of cellulose-spider silk bio-nanocomposites comprised of cellulose nanocrystals (CNCs) and recombinant spider silk protein fused to a cellulose binding domain (CBD) is described. Silk-CBD successfully binds cellulose, and unlike recombinant silk alone, silk-CBD self-assembles into microfibrils even in the absence of CNCs. Silk-CBD-CNC composite sponges and films show changes in int... read more

Subjects
Silk.
Nanocomposites (Materials)
Biomedical materials.
Tufts University. Department of Biomedical Engineering.
Permanent URL
http://hdl.handle.net/10427/010558
Original publication
Meirovitch, S.; Shtein, Z.; Ben-Shalom, T.; Lapidot, S.; Tamburu, C.; Hu, X.; Kluge, J.A.; Raviv, U.; Kaplan, D.L.; Shoseyov, O. Spider Silk-CBD-Cellulose Nanocrystal Composites: Mechanism of Assembly. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2016, 17, 1573. doi:10.3390/ijms17091573.
ID: tufts:19578
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