Strongest Superglue based on Flesh-eating Bacteria

English: Glue

English: Glue (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This glue is so strong that the material breaks before the glue. This is very useful for molecular assembly in the bio or nano fields. The protein FbaB from Streptococcus pyogenes, the bacteria, reacts with itself forming loops the amino acids together. Oxford University biochemists designed this glue to build protein like Lego. The glue binds selectively to only certain surfaces that could be chosen. Two types of glue are combined to begin the binding process, SpyCatcher which has more bulk, and SpyTag.

http://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/pressroom/newsreleases/2013/april/a-molecular-superglue-based-on-flesh-eating-bacteria.html

http://phys.org/news/2012-02-flesh-eating-bacteria-superglue.html

http://www.pnas.org/content/109/12/E690.full.pdf+html?with-ds=yes

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