Characterization of a protein-based adhesive elastomer secreted by the Australian frog Notaden bennetti.

@article{Graham2005CharacterizationOA,
  title={Characterization of a protein-based adhesive elastomer secreted by the Australian frog Notaden bennetti.},
  author={L. Graham and V. Glattauer and M. Huson and J. Maxwell and R. Knott and J. White and P. R. Vaughan and Yong Y Peng and M. Tyler and J. Werkmeister and J. Ramshaw},
  journal={Biomacromolecules},
  year={2005},
  volume={6 6},
  pages={
          3300-12
        }
}
When provoked, Notaden bennetti frogs secrete an exudate which rapidly forms a tacky elastic solid ("frog glue"). This protein-based material acts as a promiscuous pressure-sensitive adhesive that functions even in wet conditions. We conducted macroscopic tests in air to assess the tensile strength of moist glue (up to 78 +/- 8 kPa) and the shear strength of dry glue (1.7 +/- 0.3 MPa). We also performed nanomechanical measurements in water to determine the adhesion (1.9-7.2 nN or greater… Expand
Biocompatibility and modification of the protein-based adhesive secreted by the Australian frog Notaden bennetti.
Proteinaceous adhesive secretions from insects, and in particular the egg attachment glue of Opodiphthera sp. moths.
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