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A silk purse from a sow’s ear – bioinspired materials based on α-helical coiled coils.

Quinlan, R.A. and Bromley, E.H. and Pohl, E. (2015) 'A silk purse from a sow’s ear – bioinspired materials based on α-helical coiled coils.', Current Opinion in Cell Biology, 32 . pp. 131-137.

Abstract

This past few years have heralded remarkable times for intermediate filaments with new revelations of their structural properties that has included the first crystallographic-based model of vimentin to build on the experimental data of intra-filament interactions determined by chemical cross-linking. Now with these and other advances on their assembly, their biomechanical and their cell biological properties outlined in this review, the exploitation of the biomechanical and structural properties of intermediate filaments, their nanocomposites and biomimetic derivatives in the biomedical and private sectors has started.

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Status:Peer-reviewed
Publisher Web site:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ceb.2014.12.010
Publisher statement:© 2015 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd. This is an open access article under the CC BY license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/).
Date accepted:No date available
Date deposited:16 February 2015
Date of first online publication:February 2015
Date first made open access:01 December 2021

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