Ca2+-dependent proteolytic activity in crab claw muscle. Effects of inhibitors and specificity for myofibrillar proteins.

Abstract

The claw closer muscle of the Bermuda land crab, Gecarcinus lateralis, undergoes a sequential atrophy and restoration during each molting cycle. We describe here the role of Ca2+-dependent proteinases in the turnover of myofibrillar protein in normal anecdysial (intermolt) claw muscle. Crab Ca2+-dependent proteinase degrades the myofibrillar proteins actin… (More)

Topics

  • Presentations referencing similar topics