A transglutaminase involved in the coagulation system of the freshwater crayfish, Pacifastacus leniusculus. Tissue localisation and cDNA cloning.


The crayfish haemolymph can form stable and insoluble clots by a transglutaminase (TGase)-catalysed crosslinking reaction between the soluble clotting protein molecules from the plasma. The crayfish haemocytes, both semigranular and granular cells, as well as the muscle tissue, contain TGase activity, whereas the hepatopancreas and plasma have no TGase… (More)


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