Mimicking silk spinning in a microchip
2014 (English)In: Sensors and actuators. B, Chemical, ISSN 0925-4005, Vol. 195, 404-408 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Nature's high performance material, spider silk, is formed during the passage of a protein solution through a spinning duct. Herein we present a microfluidic device with dual laminar mobile phases where silk formation can be mimicked and investigated. Recombinant miniature spidroins, with or without the pH-switching N-terminal domain, were used to investigate spinning conditions into silk-like fibers using this setup.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. Vol. 195, 404-408 p.
Spider silk, Microfluidics, Spinning
Other Chemistry Topics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-144111DOI: 10.1016/j.snb.2014.01.023ISI: 000332417600054ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84894223458OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-144111DiVA: diva2:712171
FunderSwedish Foundation for Strategic Research Swedish Research Council
QC 201404142014-04-142014-04-102014-04-14Bibliographically approved