Structure of β-chitin from Berryteuthis magister and its transformation during whisker preparation and polymerization filling.


Models for the structures of the β-chitin-protein complex of native and deproteinized squid pen (Berryteuthis magister) based on SAXS and WAXS data are proposed. Chitin fibrils of 25 Å in diameter and persistence length of 1200 Å are immersed in protein matrix. Average distance between fibrils is 42 Å. Deproteinization of the squid pen led to disappearance… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.carbpol.2015.11.027


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