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

@article{Wang2001ATI,
  title={A transglutaminase involved in the coagulation system of the freshwater crayfish, Pacifastacus leniusculus. Tissue localisation and cDNA cloning.},
  author={Rui Wang and Zhi Liang and M Hal and K S{\"o}derhall},
  journal={Fish & shellfish immunology},
  year={2001},
  volume={11 7},
  pages={623-37}
}
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 activity. A 3199 bp cDNA encoding a TGase was isolated from a crayfish haemocyte cDNA library. The deduced protein comprises 766 amino acid… CONTINUE READING
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