Bioinspired Fibers Follow the Track of Natural Spider Silk

@article{Elices2011BioinspiredFF,
  title={Bioinspired Fibers Follow the Track of Natural Spider Silk},
  author={Manuel Elices and Gustavo V Guinea and Gustavo R. Plaza and Costas N. Karatzas and Christian Riekel and Fernando Agull{\'o}-Rueda and Rafael Daza and Jos{\'e} P{\'e}rez-Rigueiro},
  journal={Macromolecules},
  year={2011},
  volume={44},
  pages={1166-1176}
}
The mechanical behavior and microstructure of bioinspired fibers spun from solutions of recombinant spidroin-like proteins were extensively characterized, and compared with those of natural spider silk fibers. It is confirmed that high performance bioinspired fibers indistinguishable from natural spider silk up to large strains can be produced through genetic engineering and conventional spinning technologies. It is also found that fibers spun from spidroin-like proteins that contain different… 
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