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Isolation of Three Main Sericin Components from the Cocoon of the Silkworm, Bombyx mori
To characterize the sericin components of the cocoon of silkworm Bombyx mori, fresh cocoon shells were dissolved in saturated aqueous lithium thiocyanate containing 2-mercaptoethanol, andExpand
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Preparation of undegraded native molecular fibroin solution from silkworm cocoons
Abstract The molecular mass of solubilized fibroin prepared from silk was analyzed by SDS-PAGE. It was found that the fibroin molecule was degraded during reeling, degumming (removal of sericin), andExpand
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Sericin Enhances Attachment of Cultured Human Skin Fibroblasts
Human skin fibroblasts were cultured on sericin prepared from cocoon shells. The living cell number after 72 h was enhanced to 250% of the no-sericin control. The increase was due to the accelerationExpand
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Identification and characterization of a novel sericin gene expressed in the anterior middle silk gland of the silkworm Bombyx mori.
Sericin is a group of proteins expressed in the middle silk gland that covers the surface of fibroin in the cocoon filament of Bombyx mori. Sericin consists of several serine-rich proteins withExpand
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Identification of fibroin-derived peptides enhancing the proliferation of cultured human skin fibroblasts.
We previously reported that the fibroin of the silkworm Bombyx mori enhanced the proliferation of cultured human skin fibroblasts. In this work, the fibroin was digested by chymotrypsin, and theExpand
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X-ray structural study of noncrystalline regenerated Bombyx mori silk fibroin.
X-ray diffraction measurements of regenerated Bombyx mori silk fibroin were carried out to determine its structural characteristic from an analysis of differential radial distribution functionsExpand
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Preparation of silk fibroin-supported Pd(0) catalyst for chemoselective hydrogenation: reduction of palladium(II) acetate by methanol on the protein
The Pd/fibroin (Fib) was easily prepared by the auto-reduction of the silk-fibroin conjugated Pd(OAc)2 using MeOH as a solvent and a reductant and exhibited good chemoselectivity in the hydrogenationExpand
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