Peptide-based material design from barnacle underwater adhesive protein

M. Nakano, J. R. Shen, Y. Urushida, Y. Mori, K. Kamino

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The use of Barnacle underwater adhesive protein for the development of peptide-based material design was discussed. The cement protein(cp)-20k was characterized by charged amino acids, which was amplified from Balanus albicostatus by using PCR based technique.Primary structures of cp-20k from Megabalanus rosa and B.albicostatus were composed of 6 and 4 repetitions by the alignment of Cys residues. The peptides had threshold in the self-assembly in near 0.5 M of NaCl concentration.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTransactions - 7th World Biomaterials Congress
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2004
EventTransactions - 7th World Biomaterials Congress - Sydney, Australia
Duration: May 17 2004May 21 2004

Publication series

NameTransactions - 7th World Biomaterials Congress


OtherTransactions - 7th World Biomaterials Congress

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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