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Silk is a natural fibrous protein with peculiar structural and biological properties which make it favorable as a biomaterial covering fields from tissue engineering, drug storage and delivery, cell cultures, biosensors, to nanomedicine.1,2  Tracing back to the original natural source, silks are generated in the form of fiber by organisms of the order Lepidoptera and the class Arachnida.3  Each species produces fibers which stand out in terms of amino acid compositions, morphology, and mechanical properties. Silk produced by Bombyx mori silkworms has been deeply investigated and characterized due to the ancient tradition of its use in textile...

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