Mussel adhesive proteins, Lyophilized Powder Recombinant
Yeast cells genetically encoding Mytilus edulis (Common Mussel) proteins
Catalog Number:  GPK009001
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Molecular WeightVaries (approximately 40 – 150 kDa)
Synonyms:  MAPs, Mussel Adhesion Proteins, Mytilus Edulis Adhesive Proteins
Product Description
General Description: Mussel Adhesive Proteins (MAP) are a class of natural adhesive proteins derived from the common mussel, Mytilus edulis. These proteins are known for their remarkable adhesive properties and have garnered significant attention for their potential applications in various industries, including medicine, materials science, and bioengineering.  

Key Features Biocompatible: Mussel adhesive proteins are biocompatible and non-toxic, making them suitable for use in medical and biological applications.  
Versatile Adhesion: MAPs exhibit strong adhesive properties in both wet and dry environments, making them ideal for applications where adhesion in challenging conditions is required.  
Environmentally Friendly: Derived from sustainable and renewable sources, MAPs are eco-friendly and do not harm the environment.  
Customizable: Mussel adhesive proteins can be modified and tailored to meet specific application requirements.    

Application: Mussel Adhesive Proteins have a wide range of potential applications, including:  
Medical Adhesives: MAPs can be used in surgical adhesives, wound closure, and tissue engineering to enhance the bonding of biomaterials.  
Drug Delivery: They can be employed as a carrier for drug delivery systems, ensuring targeted and sustained release of therapeutic agents.  
Coatings and Surface Modification: MAPs can be used to modify surfaces of medical devices, implants, and materials to improve their biocompatibility and adhesion properties.  
Marine and Underwater Adhesives: Due to their exceptional adhesion in wet environments, MAPs can be used for underwater repairs, marine applications, and anti-fouling coatings.  
Industrial Adhesives: MAPs can replace traditional adhesives in various industrial applications, including automotive, aerospace, and construction.
Preparation Notes

Handling and Storage: Mussel Adhesive Proteins should be stored at temperatures between -20°C and -80°C. Protect the product from light exposure. Avoid repeated freeze-thaw cycles. Handle with care to prevent contamination.
Safety Information Mussel Adhesive Proteins are generally considered safe for use in biomedical and biotechnological applications. However, it is essential to follow standard laboratory safety practices when handling any protein-based material. Detailed safety information and handling guidelines can be found in the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS), available upon request.