Amino acid composition of a new rubber-like protein, resilin

@inproceedings{Bailey1961AminoAC,
  title={Amino acid composition of a new rubber-like protein, resilin},
  author={Kenneth Bailey and Torkel Weis-Fogh},
  year={1961}
}
The chemical nature of an insoluble, rubber-like substance recently found in insect cuticle (e.g. prealar arm and wing-hinge ligement of locusts, elastic tendon of dragonflies) has been investigated. It consists entirely of a cross-linked protein of unique composition and has been termed resilin (rez'i lin). Of the total residues, it contains 66% of non-polar groups, 31% glycyl, 165 from dicarboxylic acids (mainly amidized), and 14% from hydroxy amino acids but no sulphur-containing residues… CONTINUE READING

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