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A new class of animal collagen masquerading as an insect silk

Sutherland, Tara; Peng, Yong Y.; Trueman, Holly E.; Weisman, Sarah; Okada, Shoko; Walker, Andrew; Sriskantha, Alagacone; White, Jacinta F.; Huson, Mickey G.; Werkmeister, Jerome A.; Glattauer, Veronica; Stoichevska, Violet; Mudie, Stephen T.; Haritos, Victoria S; Ramshaw, John


Collagen is ubiquitous throughout the animal kingdom, where it comprises some 28 diverse molecules that form the extracellular matrix within organisms. In the 1960s, an extracorporeal animal collagen that forms the cocoon of a small group of hymenopteran

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Date published: 2013
Type: Journal article
Source: Scientific Reports
DOI: 10.1038/srep02864


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