A glycosylated byssal precursor protein from the green mussel Perna viridis with modified dopa side-chains.

@article{Ohkawa2004AGB,
  title={A glycosylated byssal precursor protein from the green mussel Perna viridis with modified dopa side-chains.},
  author={Kousaku Ohkawa and Ayako Nishida and Hiroyuki Yamamoto and J Herbert Waite},
  journal={Biofouling},
  year={2004},
  volume={20 2},
  pages={101-15}
}
Foot tissue of the green mussel Perna viridis contains a variety of byssal precursor proteins with the unusual redox-active amino acid, Dopa (-beta-3,4-dihydroxyphenyl-alpha-alanine). Eight proteins were detectable in acidic extracts of the Perna foot by a redox cycling assay with nitroblue tetrazolium. In one of these, however, P. viridis foot protein-1 (Pvfp-1), activity was not due to Dopa, but to another redox-active derivative. Based on specific colorimetric derivatization with Arnow's… CONTINUE READING
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