Role of Tyrosine in Native Silk Fiber Spinning and its Application to Biomaterial Development

Partlow, Benjamin.


  • Abstract: Native silk fibers exhibit strength and toughness values that rival those of the best synthetic fibers. In addition the silk worm is able to spin these fibers using only water as a solvent with fine control of applied shear, pH and salt concentrations to efficiently convert the spinning dope into a fiber. In contrast, synthetic polymers require harsh solvents and extreme processing ... read more
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