Transition to a beta-sheet-rich structure in spidroin in vitro: the effects of pH and cations.


Unlike man-made fibers, the silks of spiders are spun from aqueous solutions and at atmospheric pressure in a process still poorly understood. The molecular mechanism of this process involves the conversion of a highly concentrated, predominantly disordered silk protein (spidroin) into beta-sheet-rich structures. To help store and transport the spidroins in… (More)


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