Structure of Bombyx mori silk fibroin before spinning in solid state studied with wide angle x-ray scattering and (13)C cross-polarization/magic angle spinning NMR.

@article{Asakura2001StructureOB,
  title={Structure of Bombyx mori silk fibroin before spinning in solid state studied with wide angle x-ray scattering and (13)C cross-polarization/magic angle spinning NMR.},
  author={Tetsuo Asakura and Tsutomu Yamane and Yasumoto Nakazawa and Tsunenori Kameda and Koji Ando},
  journal={Biopolymers},
  year={2001},
  volume={58 5},
  pages={521-5}
}
The structure of a crystalline form of Bombyx mori silk fibroin, commonly found before the spinning process (known as silk I), has been proposed as a repeated beta-turn type II-like structure by combining data obtained from solid-state two dimensional spin-diffusion nuclear magnetic resonance and rotational-echo double-resonance (T. Asakura et al., J Mol Biol, in press). In this paper, the WAXS pattern of alanine-glycine alternating copolypeptide, (Ala-Gly)(15) with silk I form which was used… CONTINUE READING