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Structural and tribometric characterization of biomimetically inspired synthetic "insect adhesives"

Moreover, the water-borne bioadhesive apparently displaces interfacial water, a prerequisite for strong surface adhesion. These properties make the P. Several questions remain to be answered about the composition and biological processing of the adhesive. To illustrate, the adhesive gland contains at least two distinct types of secretory granules.

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Experiments have been devised to analyze the composition and biological processing of the adhesive before it sets. The first set of experiments aim 1 will provide a broad overview of adhesive gland physiology through gene expression analysis.

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The second set of experiments aim 2 will use the genetic and antibody probes resulting from aim 1 to investigate functional partitioning of the adhesive gland by examining spatial expression patterns. The third set of experiments aim 3 will deploy powerful methods and modern mass spectrometry instrumentation to analyze the protein content of freshly secreted adhesive and of individual secretory granules. Proteomic analysis will provide direct evidence that the new glue proteins discovered in the expression survey are present in the glue.

BROADER IMPACTS: The results of these studies will make progress towards solving important technological issues such as 'wet bonding' of bone-to-bone or bone-to-metal in implants using injectable and biocompatible adhesives as well as other 'under water' adhesive applications. The majority of the P. Students find this experience quite unique compared to canned laboratory exercises.

The results are not known before hand, and the students have an authentic opportunity to discover new biotechnological resources. Students take ownership of the genes they are investigating, pursue the bioinformatics analysis, and develop hypotheses about the potential role of their gene in the bioadhesive.

Some full text articles may not yet be available without a charge during the embargo administrative interval. The second part of this book focuses on technical and medical applications of biological adhesives and biomimetic systems.

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  • The use of renewable biological components in industrial adhesives is also highlighted as is the use of biomimetic and bio-adhesives in basic and applied research. While he was studying at the Johann W. With his diploma thesis he focused on the pharmacology and histology of the blood circulation system in Sepia officinalis. During further marine research stays he met Prof. In his PhD he characterized the adhesive system of the pygmy squid Idiosepius and started to analyze the glue components biochemically.

    Sampling led him to South Africa, Mozambique, Thailand, Indonesia, Japan and Australia where he collected different species, which raised new knowledge of other glue-producing animals and their attachment behavior. The Fraunhofer IFAM is the largest independent research organization in Europe in the area of industrial adhesive bonding technology. He studied biology at University of Hanover Germany , with biochemistry and molecular biology being his main areas of interest.

    His Ph. He studied the functionality of material surfaces with designed proteins in the field of nanobiotechnology as part of postdoctoral work at the University of Stuttgart Germany. Ingo Grunwald has a lectureship in bioanalytical methods and surface biofunctionalization at the University of Bremen Germany. By: Byern, Janek [editor. Contributor s : Grunwald, Ingo [editor.

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