crustacyanin

crustacyanin

[‚krəs·tə′sī·ə·nən]
(biochemistry)
A carotenoprotein that determines the color of lobster shells.
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The scientific research, which was funded by the Leverhulme Trust, involved the growing of blue crystals of highly pure crustacyanin which were then analysed using the technique of X-ray crystallography to build up a three dimensional picture of all the molecules involved.
The team found that astaxanthin is orange in its free, unbound form but, when it is tightly held by the crustacyanins, it becomes blue.
keratin-associated proteins, calcified cuticle protein, chitinase, partial TTN for titin); cell cycle related proteins (stromal cell derived factor 2, transcription factor AP2, S-phase response); vision genes (opsin, rhodopsin), cell-signaling molecules (cyclophillin, yellow head virus receptor protein, laminin receptor, receptor for activated protein kinase C-like, TonB-dependent receptors, wound response gene, peritrophin A, motifs of U88 protein of human herpesvirus 6, antiviral proteins (hemocyanin, crustacyanin, PMAV); and allergens (Pena 1, arginine kinase, tropomyosin), among others.