pH-dependent cross-linking of catechols through oxidation via Fe3+ and potential implications for mussel adhesion.

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The mussel byssus is a remarkable attachment structure that is formed by injection molding and rapid in-situ hardening of concentrated solutions of proteins enriched in the catecholic amino acid 3,4-dihydroxy-L-phenylalanine (DOPA). Fe3+, found in high concentrations in the byssus, has been speculated to participate in redox reactions with DOPA that lead to… (More)

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@article{Fullenkamp2014pHdependentCO, title={pH-dependent cross-linking of catechols through oxidation via Fe3+ and potential implications for mussel adhesion.}, author={Dominic E Fullenkamp and Devin G. Barrett and Dusty R Miller and Josh W. Kurutz and Phillip B. Messersmith}, journal={RSC advances}, year={2014}, volume={4 48}, pages={25127-25134} }