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Synthesis and properties of crosslinked recombinant pro-resilin

Elvin, Christopher; Carr, Andrew; Huson, Mickey G.; Maxwell, Jane; Pearson, Roger; Vuocolo, Tony; Liyou, Nancy; Wong, Darren; Merritt, David; Dixon, Nicholas


Resilin is a member of a family of elastic proteins that includes elastin, as well as gluten, gliadin, abductin and spider silks. Resilin is found in specialized regions of the cuticle of most insects, providing low stiffness, high strain and efficient energy storage; it is best known for its roles in insect flight and the remarkable jumping ability of fleas and spittle bugs. Previously, the Drosophila melanogaster CG15920 gene was tentatively identified as one encoding a resilin-like protein...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
Source: Nature
DOI: 10.1038/nature04085


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