Reflectins: the unusual proteins of squid reflective tissues.


A family of unusual proteins is deposited in flat, structural platelets in reflective tissues of the squid Euprymna scolopes. These proteins, which we have named reflectins, are encoded by at least six genes in three subfamilies and have no reported homologs outside of squids. Reflectins possess five repeating domains, which are highly conserved among… (More)


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@article{Crookes2004ReflectinsTU, title={Reflectins: the unusual proteins of squid reflective tissues.}, author={Wendy J. Crookes and L Ding and Qing Ling Huang and Jennifer R Kimbell and Joseph Horwitz and Margaret J. McFall-Ngai}, journal={Science}, year={2004}, volume={303 5655}, pages={235-8} }