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sericin

(sĕr′ĭ-sĭn)
n.
A viscous gelatinous protein that forms on the surface of raw-silk fibers.
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Amino acid of silk sericin. Nature 168 (4278), 745.
and Kundu, S.C., 2007, "Purification and biochemical characterization of a 70 kDa sericin from tropical tasar silkworm, Antheraea mylitta," C.B.P., Part B., 147, pp.
Genetic Variants of the Bombyx mori Silkworm Encoding Sericin Proteins of Different Lengths.
The silk fibers were made free of sericin and proven as non cytotoxic.
Studies have been carried out with silk protein sericin for the development of water-selective membrane blends crosslinked with DMU, which have led to a high water selectivity in the pervaporation process [8].
Sericin was a kind of natural material that had long been taken as waste in silk reeling industry.
mori cocoons were boiled twice in 0.5 wt% [Na.sub.2]C[O.sub.3] solution to remove sericin. Degummed silks were then dissolved in 9.0 M LiBr aqueous solution at 40[degrees]C for 2h and further dialyzed in deionized water at 10[degrees]C for 3 days according to the established procedures [19].
moil silk fibers were boiled three times, each time for 30 min in an aqueous solution of 0.05 wt% N[a.sub.2]C[O.sub.3], and rinsed thoroughly with deionized water to extract sericin proteins.
Each silk fiber consists of two types of proteins; fibroin and sericin. Silk fibroin (SF) is an insoluble fibrous component, whereas sericin is a glue-like protein that is well soluble in hot water or some organic solvents.
GoBlond contains sericin and fibroin proteins combined with vegetable polysaccharides to protect the integrity of the hair structure during the bleaching process.
Silk filament is a double strand of fibroin, which is held together by a gummy substance called silk sericin or silk gum [15].
Natural silk consists primarily of two kinds of proteins: silk fibroin (SF) and sericin (gum), which form two cores and protective outlayer of silk fiber.