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A viscous gelatinous protein that forms on the surface of raw-silk fibers.

[Latin sēricus, silken; see serge1 + -in.]


(Biochemistry) a gelatinous protein found on the fibres of raw silk
[C19: from Latin sēricum silk + -in]


(ˈsɛr ə sɪn)

a gelatinous organic compound that holds the two strands of natural silk together.
[1835–45; < Latin sēric(us) silken]
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INCI: Water (and) linum usitatissimum (linseed) seed extract (and) polyquaternium-7 (and) sericin (and) fibroin (and) guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride (and) hydroxypropyl starch phosphate
Natural silk is a protein polymer consisting of two proteins: fibroin and sericin.
The process of degumming of fibers was performed to extract sericin proteins that make up the glue, which constitutes the internal structure of the fibers of the silkworm cocoon (Bombyx mori); this was carried out by a thermochemical process that involves washing the silk fibers three times with water at 83[grados]C for 5 hours and drying at room temperature for 2 hours.
Influence of sericin /TiO 2 nanocomposite on cotton fabric: Part 1.
The sericin 1 promoter and its 3'-untranslated regions (3'-UTRs) were amplified from the genomic DNA of B.
02 M aqueous sodium carbonate for either 10, 30, or 60 min to extract sericin and isolate the silk fibroin protein as we have previously described.
The degummed silk was washed thoroughly with deionized water for 30 min to remove any remaining sericin and surfactants, and then gently dried in air.
Cerapedics added that the new product includes silk from larva of the bombyx mori moth that is purified to remove the protein sericin, resulting in biocompatible fibroin fibers that enhance cohesion and mechanical properties.
Raw silk cocoons obtained were boiled at 55[degrees]C for one hour until the color of the water turns golden yellow in color, the color change indicates that the sericin gum is dissolved in water [17].
Antioxidant potential of silk protein sericin against hydrogen peroxide-induced oxidative stress in skin fibroblasts.