The role of terminal domains during storage and assembly of spider silk proteins

  title={The role of terminal domains during storage and assembly of spider silk proteins},
  author={Lukas Eisoldt and Christopher Thamm and T. Scheibel},
  • Lukas Eisoldt, Christopher Thamm, T. Scheibel
  • Published 2012
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • Biopolymers
  • Fibrous proteins in nature fulfill a wide variety of functions in different structures ranging from cellular scaffolds to very resilient structures like tendons and even extra‐corporal fibers such as silks in spider webs or silkworm cocoons. Despite their different origins and sequence varieties many of these fibrous proteins share a common building principle: they consist of a large repetitive core domain flanked by relatively small non‐repetitive terminal domains. Amongst protein fibers… CONTINUE READING
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