Structural characterisation of the N-glycan moiety of the barnacle settlement-inducing protein complex (SIPC).

@article{Pagett2012StructuralCO,
  title={Structural characterisation of the N-glycan moiety of the barnacle settlement-inducing protein complex (SIPC).},
  author={Helen E. Pagett and Jodie L. Abrahams and Jonathan Bones and Niaobh M O'Donoghue and Jon Marles-Wright and Richard J. Lewis and J. Robin Harris and Gary S. Caldwell and Pauline M. Rudd and Anthony S Clare},
  journal={The Journal of experimental biology},
  year={2012},
  volume={215 Pt 7},
  pages={1192-8}
}
Many barnacle species are gregarious and their cypris larvae display a remarkable ability to explore surfaces before committing to permanent attachment. The chemical cue to gregarious settlement behaviour - the settlement-inducing protein complex (SIPC) - is an α(2)-macroglobulin-like glycoprotein. This cuticular protein may also be involved in cyprid… CONTINUE READING