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fi·bro·in

(fī'brō-in),
A white, insoluble (27.6 kDa) protein forming the primary constituent (70%) of cobweb and silk.

fibroin

(fī′brō-ĭn)
n.
An insoluble white protein that is the essential component of raw silk and spider-web filaments.
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2010, Genipin cross-linked silk fibroin microspheres prepared by the simple water-in-oil emulsion solvent diffusion method.
Kaplan, "In vitro evaluation of electrospun silk fibroin scaffolds for vascular cell growth", Biomaterials.
In this research, nanocomposite scaffold was made of silk fibroin, chitosan and alumina through freeze drying method.
Therefore, the present investigation describes fabrication and characterization of silk fibroin fibers coated with Poly 2-hydroxyethyl Methacrylate, impregnated with silver nanoparticles coupled with ciprofloxacin as biomaterial for wound healing and tendon reconstruction purposes.
The keratin blending with other substances such as glycerol [17], chitosan [14] or fibroin [18] was developed.
These drugs and targets have been discussed under several sections based on their mechanism of action, such as the bronchodilators, the 1gE and epithelial directed approaches, T-cell co-stimualtor blockade, cytokines, chemokines, antioxidants, enzyme inhibitors, protease inhibitors, nucleic acids and inhibitors of fibroin, vessels, cell signaling and transcription.
The mechanical design of spider silks: from fibroin sequence to mechanical function.
Fibroin is a protein (substance made of chains of chemicals called amino acids) that is produced by a pair of silk glands.
Other subjects are surface grafting modification of silk fibroin by atom transfer radical polymerization, superficial optimization of microcapsule, and figuration control of deposits in friction surfacing.
The cast silk solution was air-dried to create solid fibroin silk films that were cured in water, dried and optically evaluated.
This study, Clinical, Mechanical and Histopathological Evaluation of a Bioengineered Long-Term Bioresorbable Silk Fibroin Graft in a One Year Goat Study for Development of a Functional Autologous Anterior Cruciate Ligament, was funded by a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Serica Technologies, Inc.