Springer Theses

Adhesive Interactions of Mussel Foot Proteins

Authors: Yu, Jing

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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
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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.

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Dr. Yu grew up in Hangzhou, a beautiful city in eastern China. He received his B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from Tsinghua University, China and his PhD in Chemical Engineering from University of California, Santa Barbara. Dr. Yu fell in love with the great sunshine and beach of the University of California, Santa Barbara campus during his 5 years PhD where he worked in Professor Jacob Israelachvili’s group. Yu conducted and pioneered outstanding research in many important areas including the wet adhesion of marine mussel adhesive proteins. Yu’s work has been recognized by multiple international journals and online media sources including Nature, Chemical Biology, ABC Science and the Faculty of 100. Yu is currently a postdoctoral scholar in the Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Division at California Institute of Technology.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Adhesive Interactions of Mussel Foot Proteins
Authors
Series Title
Springer Theses
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-06031-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-06031-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-06030-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-38340-8
Series ISSN
2190-5053
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 65
Number of Illustrations
7 b/w illustrations, 24 illustrations in colour
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