A Collagen Analogue System in Nucella Lapillus, (Prosobranchia, Stenoglossa)

  • L. J. Gathercole
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There has been considerable discussion at this symposium on adequete criteria for the presence of a collagenous structure. The protein described here is an illustration of how closely a non-collagenous structural protein can approach collagen in its fibrillar appearance and self-assembly characteristics, while its amino acid composition would seem to exclude collagenous triple helical domains in its conformation.


Capsule Wall Gland Protein Medium Angle Capsule Gland Axial Repeat 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • L. J. Gathercole
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  1. 1.H. H. Wills LaboratoryUniversity of BristolBristolUK

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