Conservation of Essential Design Features in Coiled Coil Silks

Date

2007

Authors

Sutherland, Tara D
Weisman, Sarah
Trueman, Holly E
Sriskantha, Alagacone
Trueman, John
Haritos, Victoria S

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Society for Molecular Biology Evolution

Abstract

Silks are strong protein fibers produced by a broad array of spiders and insects. The vast majority of known silks are large, repetitive proteins assembled into extended β-sheet structures. Honeybees, however, have found a radically different evolutionar

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Keywords: alanine; fibroin; amino terminal sequence; ant; article; bee; bumblebee; carboxy terminal sequence; gene sequence; genetic variability; honeybee; infrared spectroscopy; nonhuman; orthology; silk; Amino Acid Sequence; Animals; Ants; Bees; Chromatography, L Ants; Bees; Coiled coils; Silk; Social insects

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Source

Molecular Biology and Evolution

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Journal article

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DOI

10.1093/molbev/msm171

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2037-12-31