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Keywords:

  • silk;
  • fibers;
  • fibroin;
  • biomaterials;
  • luminescence
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Various intrinsically colored and luminescent silks are produced in vivo through the direct uptake of dyes into silkworms. A better understanding is established to select and design functional materials for effective uptake into silk fibroin by controlling structure-dependent hydrophobicity and self-assembly capabilities.