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sericin

Definition:
A serine-rich sticky protein secreted by moths. Generally, the term refers to silkworm silk gum protein secreted in the middle section of silk gland cells of silkworms, Bombyx mori. Sericin acts as a cement and coating for the two fibroin filaments in a silk strand and is readily soluble in mild alkaline solution.
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Entry Terms:
  • sericin-1
URI:
https://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt/260305
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