Materials fabrication from native and recombinant thermoplastic squid proteins

Abdon Pena-Francesch, Sergio Florez, Huihun Jung, Aswathy Sebastian, Istvan Albert, Wayne R. Curtis, Melik C. Demirel

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Abstract

Natural elastomers made from protein extracts have received significant interest as eco-friendly functional materials due to their unique mechanical and optical properties emanating from secondary structures. The next generation sequencing approach is used to identify protein sequences in a squid ring teeth complex extracted from Loligo vulgaris and the use of recombinant expression is demonstrated in the fabrication of a new generation of thermoplastic materials. Native and recombinant thermoplastic squid proteins exhibit reversible solid to melt phase transition, enabling them to be thermally shaped into 3D geometries such as fibers, colloids, and thin films. Direct extraction or recombinant expression of protein based thermoplastics opens up new avenues for materials fabrication and synthesis, which will eventually be competitive with the high-end synthetic oil based plastics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7401-7409
Number of pages9
JournalAdvanced Functional Materials
Volume24
Issue number47
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 17 2014

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Thermoplastics
proteins
Proteins
Fabrication
fabrication
Elastomers
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Functional materials
Colloids
elastomers
teeth
colloids
Oils
plastics
Optical properties
oils
Phase transitions
mechanical properties
Plastics
optical properties

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Biomaterials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrochemistry

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Pena-Francesch, Abdon ; Florez, Sergio ; Jung, Huihun ; Sebastian, Aswathy ; Albert, Istvan ; Curtis, Wayne R. ; Demirel, Melik C. / Materials fabrication from native and recombinant thermoplastic squid proteins. In: Advanced Functional Materials. 2014 ; Vol. 24, No. 47. pp. 7401-7409.
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In: Advanced Functional Materials, Vol. 24, No. 47, 17.12.2014, p. 7401-7409.

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