Brief Review on Mussel Adhesives by Evaluating Its Adhesion and Cohesion Mechanisms

메카니즘 해석을 통해 바라본 홍합접착제 연구동향

  • Kang, Byoung-Un (Department of Chemical and Environmental Technology, Inha Technical College) ;
  • Lee, Jae-Sung (Department of Chemical and Environmental Technology, Inha Technical College) ;
  • Oh, Kyeong-Seok (Department of Chemical and Environmental Technology, Inha Technical College)
  • 강병언 (인하공업전문대학 화공환경과) ;
  • 이재성 (인하공업전문대학 화공환경과) ;
  • 오경석 (인하공업전문대학 화공환경과)
  • Received : 2018.02.05
  • Accepted : 2018.03.06
  • Published : 2018.03.30


Mussel byssal protein has strong adhesive capability even in wet surface. It has been reported that nine proteins in marine blue mussel, often referred to a representative mussel, contribute to form mussel byssal threads and plaques. DOPA containing two hydroxy groups called cathecol is recognized that it plays a major role in adhesion as well as cohesion process within byssal structure. In this paper, adhesion and cohesion mechanisms were introduced and evaluated by supportive literature published during last decade. Diverse applications of cathecol chemicals were also examined in terms of innovative adhesive, bioadhesive and challenging material for tissue engineering. It is noticeable that reconsideration of mussel proteins could provide the various opportunities as biomaterials.


Grant : 고팽창과 방화성을 갖는 친환경 실란트 제조기술개발

Supported by : 중소기업청


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