Tissue Engineering

Silk Fibroin: A Biomaterial with Unparalleled Potential

Silk Fibroin, the core structural protein in silk, is a product of the Bombyx mori (silkworm). This biopolymer is composed of light and heavy chains, held together by disulfide bonds. The repetitive sequences of amino acids in its structure, mainly glycine, alanine, and serine, contribute to its unique properties such as robustness, elasticity, and biocompatibility….

Unraveling the Mystery: An Introduction to Silk Proteins

Unraveling the Mystery: An Introduction to Silk Proteins

Silk proteins, the shimmering building blocks of one of nature‚Äôs most luxurious materials, have fascinated humans for millennia. But what exactly are these proteins, and why do they matter so much in various industries today? Let’s embark on a journey to unravel the intriguing mystery of silk proteins. What are Silk Proteins? At its core,…