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Hexosamine in Bombyx mori Silk

Naturevolume 207pages860861 (1965) | Download Citation

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CONSTITUENTS other than protein in Bombyx mori silk have received little attention1. The significant amounts of hexosamine found in hair and wool2 prompted this study to quantitate and to identify the amino-sugars in B. mori silk.

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  1. Division of Dermatology, Department of Medicine, and Center for the Study of Aging, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina

    • J. GRAHAM SMITH JUN.
    •  & RICHARD D. CLARK

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