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Adhesive Interactions of Mussel Foot Proteins

Series: Springer Theses

Yu, Jing

2014, XVI, 65 p. 31 illus., 24 illus. in color.

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  • Nominated as an outstanding thesis by University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Investigate basic surface interactions by mussels
  • Understand surface forces apparatus
  • Investigates adhesion for human medical issues

Water and moisture undermine strong adhesion to polar surfaces. Marine mussels, however, achieve durable underwater adhesion using a suite of proteins that are peculiar in having high levels of 3, 4-dihydroxyphenylalanine (Dopa). Mussel adhesion has inspired numerous studies on developing the next generation of wet adhesives. This thesis presents recent progress in understanding the basic surface and intermolecular interactions employed by mussels to achieve strong and durable wet adhesion. The surface forces apparatus (SFA) and various other techniques were applied to measure the interactions between mussel foot protein-3 fast (Mfp-3 fast) and the model substrate, mica, as well as the interactions between various mussel adhesive proteins. The results in this thesis show that Dopa plays an essential role in mussel adhesion, and that mussels delicately control the interfacial redox environment to achieve strong and durable Dopa mediated adhesion. The interplay between Dopa and hydrophobic interactions is also evident in mussel adhesion.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Mfps - Mica - Mussel Foot Proteins - Surface Forces Apparatus - Surface Interactions

Related subjects » Biomaterials - Biomedical Engineering - Biotechnology - Surfaces, Interfaces, Thin Films, Corrosion, Coatings

Table of contents 

Chapter 1.- Mussel adhesion Chapter 2.- Surface Interactions in Biological Systems Chapter 3.- Effects of interfacial redox in mussel adhesive protein films on mica Chapter 4.- Antioxidant is a Key Factor in Mussel Protein Adhesion Chapter 5.- Hydrophobic enhancement of Dopa-mediated adhesion in a mussel foot protein  Chapter 6.- Learning from the pieces: the adhesion of mussel-inspired peptides.

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