Identification, recombinant production and structural characterization of four silk proteins from the Asiatic honeybee Apis cerana.

@article{Shi2008IdentificationRP,
  title={Identification, recombinant production and structural characterization of four silk proteins from the Asiatic honeybee Apis cerana.},
  author={Jiahai Shi and Shixiong Lua and Ning Du and Xiangyang Liu and Jianxing Song},
  journal={Biomaterials},
  year={2008},
  volume={29 18},
  pages={2820-8}
}
Unlike silkworm and spider silks assembled from very large and repetitive fibrous proteins, the bee and ant silks were recently demonstrated to consist of four small and non-repetitive coiled-coil proteins. The design principle for this silk family remains largely unknown and so far no structural study is available on them in solution. The present study aimed to identify, express and characterize the Asiatic honeybee silk proteins using DLS, CD and NMR spectroscopy. Consequently, (1) four silk… CONTINUE READING

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