Elastomeric Proteins: Structures, Biomechanical Properties, by Peter R. Shewry, Arthur S. Tatham, Allen J. Bailey

By Peter R. Shewry, Arthur S. Tatham, Allen J. Bailey

Elastic proteins ensue in a variety of organic platforms the place they've got developed to satisfy specific organic roles. the simplest recognized comprise proteins in vertebrate muscle tissue and connective tissues, resembling titin, elastin, fibrillin and spider silks. curiosity in elastomeric proteins is presently excessive for a number of purposes. to start with, they've got organic and clinical importance, quite in human affliction. Secondly, the weird houses of proteins equivalent to spider silks offer possibilities to enhance novel fabrics. Thirdly, the improvement of scanning probe microscopy makes it attainable to check constructions and biomechanical homes of those proteins on the unmarried molecule point.

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