Fibroin

Fibroin

Fibroin is a fibrillar protein excreted by silkworms.

Chemistry

Keywords

fibroin, silk, protein, polypeptide, peptide bond, tertiary structure, fibrillar, beta-sheet, ultimate tensile strength, amino acid sequence, silkworm, chemistry, biochemistry, biology

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