A Novel Chitin Binding Crayfish Molar Tooth Protein with Elasticity Properties

@inproceedings{Tynyakov2015ANC,
  title={A Novel Chitin Binding Crayfish Molar Tooth Protein with Elasticity Properties},
  author={Jenny Tynyakov and Shmuel Bentov and Shai Abehsera and Isam Khalaila and Rivka Manor and Lihie Katzir Abilevich and S. Vander Weil and Eliahu David Aflalo and Amir Sagi and Irene S{\"o}derh{\"a}ll},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2015}
}
The molar tooth of the crayfish Cherax quadricarinatus is part of the mandible, and is covered by a layer of apatite (calcium phosphate). This tooth sheds and is regenerated during each molting cycle together with the rest of the exoskeleton. We discovered that molar calcification occurs at the pre-molt stage, unlike calcification of the rest of the new exoskeleton. We further identified a novel molar protein from C. quadricarinatus and cloned its transcript from the molar-forming epithelium… CONTINUE READING

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