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

Quinlan, R.A.; Bromley, E.H.; Pohl, E.

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E.H. Bromley



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.

Citation

Quinlan, R., Bromley, E., & 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, 131-137. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ceb.2014.12.010

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Feb 1, 2015
Deposit Date Jan 20, 2015
Publicly Available Date Feb 16, 2015
Journal Current Opinion in Cell Biology
Print ISSN 0955-0674
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 32
Pages 131-137
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ceb.2014.12.010

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