Biochem Biophys Res Commun 2021 Jul 28;563:47-53. Epub 2021 May 28.
Protein Science Laboratory of the Ministry of Education, School of Life Science, Tsinghua University, Beijing, 100084, China; Department of Biotechnology and Biomedicine, Yangtze Delta Region Institute of Tsinghua University, Jiaxing, Zhejiang Province, 314006, China. Electronic address:
Biomimetic materials inspired by biominerals have substantial applications in various fields. The prismatic layer of bivalve molluscs has extraordinary flexibility compared to inorganic CaCO. Previous studies showed that in the early stage, minerals expanded horizontally and formed prism domains as a Voronoi division, while the evolution of the mature prisms were thermodynamically driven, which was similar to grain growth. Read More