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Yanhong's paper on chemical modification of cuticle accepted by Acta Biomaterialia

24 September 2019

Nanoscale structure of cuticle, showing chitin fibrils in a partially mineralized protein matrix. Modification of mineral- and protein- content in the extrafibrillar region leads to significant changes in pre-strain as well as fibrillar deformation mechanics.
Nanoscale structure of cuticle, showing chitin fibrils in a partially mineralized protein matrix. Modification of mineral- and protein- content in the extrafibrillar region leads to significant changes in pre-strain as well as fibrillar deformation mechanics.
Congratulations to Yanhong Wang, whose paper "Matrix-induced pre-strain and mineralization-dependent interfibrillar shear transfer enable 3D fibrillar deformation in a biogenic armour" has been accepted by Acta Biomaterialia. Yanhong is funded by a China Scholarship Council studentship. Link: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actbio.2019.09.036
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Updated by: Himadri Gupta