Microstructures made from designer proteins

Biomaterials made of natural self-assembling proteins such as spider silk proteins or collagens have extremely interesting properties: For example, they have high tensile strength and elasticity and are at the same time biodegradable. Self-assembling R16 type proteins, pictured here, are able to form spherical structures.
Magnification 5 000 :1 (12cm in width)

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Posted by BASF – We create chemistry on 2010-07-28 13:09:04

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