Recombinant DNA production of spider silk proteins.

Kaplan, David, 1953-
Tokareva, Olena.
Michalczechen-Lacerda, Valquíria A.
Rech, Elíbio L.

Spider dragline silk is considered to be the toughest biopolymer on Earth due to an extraordinary combination of strength and elasticity. Moreover, silks are biocompatible and biodegradable protein-based materials. Recent advances in genetic engineering make it possible to produce recombinant silks in heterologous hosts, opening up opportunities for large-scale production of recombinant silks for ... read more

Biomedical engineering.
Tufts University. Department of Biomedical Engineering.
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Tokareva, O., V. A. Michalczechen-Lacerda, E. L. Rech and D. L. Kaplan (2013). "Recombinant DNA production of spider silk proteins." Microbial Biotechnology 6(6): 651-663. doi: 10.1111/1751-7915.12081.
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