Two Novel Heat-Soluble Protein Families Abundantly Expressed in an Anhydrobiotic Tardigrade

@inproceedings{Yamaguchi2012TwoNH,
  title={Two Novel Heat-Soluble Protein Families Abundantly Expressed in an Anhydrobiotic Tardigrade},
  author={Ayami Yamaguchi and Sae Tanaka and Shiho Yamaguchi and Hirokazu Kuwahara and Chizuko Takamura and Shinobu Imajoh-ohmi and Daiki D. Horikawa and Atsushi Toyoda and Toshiaki Katayama and Kazuharu Arakawa and Asao Fujiyama and Takeo Kubo and Takekazu Kunieda},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2012}
}
Tardigrades are able to tolerate almost complete dehydration by reversibly switching to an ametabolic state. This ability is called anhydrobiosis. In the anhydrobiotic state, tardigrades can withstand various extreme environments including space, but their molecular basis remains largely unknown. Late embryogenesis abundant (LEA) proteins are heat-soluble proteins and can prevent protein-aggregation in dehydrated conditions in other anhydrobiotic organisms, but their relevance to tardigrade… CONTINUE READING
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