A pearl protein self-assembles to form protein complexes that amplify mineralization.

Abstract

The formation of the nacre pearl in marine invertebrates represents an on-demand production of mineralization in response to an irritant or parasite threat to the mantle organ. In the Japanese pearl oyster (Pinctada fucata), this process is mediated by a 12-member protein family known as PFMG (Pinctada fucata mantle gene). One of these proteins, PFGM1, has… (More)
DOI: 10.1021/bi400808j

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@article{Perovic2013APP, title={A pearl protein self-assembles to form protein complexes that amplify mineralization.}, author={Iva Perovic and Trinanjana Mandal and John Spencer Evans}, journal={Biochemistry}, year={2013}, volume={52 33}, pages={5696-703} }