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An insoluble white protein that is the essential component of raw silk and spider-web filaments.
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(Zoology) a tough elastic protein that is the principal component of spiders' webs and raw silk
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(ˈfaɪ broʊ ɪn)

an indigestible protein that is a principal component of spider webs and silk.
[1860–65; < French]
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Another natural polymer that has gained much attention, especially in India, is silk fibroin. Several research groups have explored fibroin, derived from mulberry as well as non mulberry silkworms of India such as Antheraeamylitta (Indian tropical tasar), A.
confirmed the positive effect of N[H.sub.2] groups on mouse fibroblast cell adhesion using nitrogen plasma treated silk fibroin surfaces [29].
Study on protein materials such as collagen, gelatin, albumin, and silk fibroin and keratin has been increased gradually due to their higher environmental safety than synthetic materials.
Research has also been done to analyze the performance of Silk fibroin (SF) and GO in cell proliferation and mesenchymal phenotype expression of PDLSCs [55].
Michalska, "The influence of UV-irradiation on thermal and mechanical properties of chitosan and silk fibroin mixtures," Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B: Biology, vol.
All possible interfering antigens, that is, silk fibroin, sericin, cotton fibre, and hemp fibre, were extracted using the previously reported procedures [28].