Molecular organization of avian epidermal structures.

  title={Molecular organization of avian epidermal structures.},
  author={Alan H. Brush and Jean A. Wyld},
  journal={Comparative biochemistry and physiology. B, Comparative biochemistry},
  volume={73 2},
1. A number of differences in the phi-keratins have been shown to exist among various avian epidermal structures. 2. There is extensive electrophoretic heterogeneity within tissues and two elemental sizes of monomers. Feathers, natal and definitive down monomers have a weight of 10,500 dalton; scale, break and claw monomers approx 13,500 daltons. 3… CONTINUE READING