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Lipids as Integral Components in Mussel Adhesion

Lipids are fundamental components of cells in organisms. Recent studies reveal that lipids are also present in cell-free bioadhesives. Examples include barnacle cement, sea star footprints, hairy and smooth pads of insects and gecko setae. Whether reliance on lipids is universal in bioadhesion is not known.

Authors:   Yunhong He; Chengjun Sun; Fenghua Jiang; Bo Yang; jingxi li; Chao Zhong; Li Zheng; Haibing Ding
Journal:   Soft Matter
DOI:   10.1039/C8SM00509E
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