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Determining Beta-Sheet Crystallinity in Fibrous Proteins by Thermal Analysis and Infrared Spectroscopy
We report a study of self-assembled beta-pleated sheets in B. mori silk fibroin films using thermal analysis and infrared spectroscopy. B. mori silk fibroin may stand as an exemplar of fibrousExpand
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Scheme for Achieving a Topological Photonic Crystal by Using Dielectric Material.
We derive in the present work topological photonic states purely based on conventional dielectric material by deforming a honeycomb lattice of cylinders into a triangular lattice of cylinderExpand
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Water-insoluble silk films with silk I structure.
Water-insoluble regenerated silk materials are normally produced by increasing the beta-sheet content (silk II). In the present study water-insoluble silk films were prepared by controlling the veryExpand
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Genome survey uncovers the secrets of sex and lifestyle in caterpillar fungus
The caterpillar fungus Ophiocordyceps sinensis (best known as Cordyceps sinensis) mummifies ghost moth larvae exclusively in Tibetan Plateau alpine ecosystems. Touted as “Himalayan Viagra”, theExpand
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Silk nanospheres and microspheres from silk/pva blend films for drug delivery.
Silk fibroin protein-based micro- and nanospheres provide new options for drug delivery due to their biocompatibility, biodegradability and their tunable drug loading and release properties. In theExpand
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Effect of silk protein processing on drug delivery from silk films.
Sericin removal from the core fibroin protein of silkworm silk is a critical first step in the use of silk for biomaterial-related applications, but degumming can affect silk biomaterial properties,Expand
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Protein-based composite materials
Protein-based composite biomaterials have been actively pursued as they can encompass a range of physical properties to accommodate a broader spectrum of functional requirements, such as elasticityExpand
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Stabilization of enzymes in silk films.
Material systems are needed that promote stabilization of entrained molecules, such as enzymes or therapeutic proteins, without destroying their activity. We demonstrate that the unique structure ofExpand
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Microwave-assisted non-aqueous route to deposit well-dispersed ZnO nanocrystals on reduced graphene oxide sheets with improved photoactivity for the decolorization of dyes under visible light
Abstract A new strategy is discussed for deposition of monodisperse ZnO nanocrystals on the surface of reduced graphene oxide (rGO) sheets to form rGO/ZnO nanohybrids via a microwave-assisted routeExpand
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Silk coatings on PLGA and alginate microspheres for protein delivery.
Bombyx mori silk fibroin self-assembles on surfaces to form ultrathin nanoscale coatings based on our prior studies using layer-by-layer deposition techniques driven by hydrophobic interactionsExpand
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