Potential applications of silk sericin, a natural protein from textile industry by-products.

@article{Aramwit2012PotentialAO,
  title={Potential applications of silk sericin, a natural protein from textile industry by-products.},
  author={Pornanong Aramwit and Tippawan Siritientong and Teerapol Srichana},
  journal={Waste management & research : the journal of the International Solid Wastes and Public Cleansing Association, ISWA},
  year={2012},
  volume={30 3},
  pages={
          217-24
        }
}
Silk is composed of two major proteins, fibroin (fibrous protein) and sericin (globular, gumming protein). Fibroin has been used in textile manufacturing and for several biomaterial applications, whereas sericin is considered a waste material in the textile industry. Sericin has recently been found to activate the proliferation of several cell-lines and has also shown various biological activities. Sericin can form a gel by itself; however, after mixing with other polymers and cross-linking it… CONTINUE READING
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