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Silverfish silk is formed by entanglement of randomly coiled protein chains

Walker, Andrew; Church, Jeffrey S.; Woodhead, Andrea L.; Sutherland, Tara

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Silks are semi-crystalline solids in which protein chains are associated by intermolecular hydrogen bonding within ordered crystallites, and by entanglement within unordered regions. By varying the type of protein secondary structure within crystallites a

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Date published: 2013
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/72734
Source: Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
DOI: 10.1016/j.ibmb.2013.03.014

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