fibrous protein


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fibrous protein

[′fī·brəs ′prō‚tēn]
(biochemistry)
Any of a class of highly insoluble proteins representing the principal structural elements of many animal tissues.
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The organic material - fibrous proteins called collagen, which builds bones and tissues in living creatures - had ignited hope that scientists could combine it with genetic material to recreate living dinosaurs in a sort of real-life Jurassic Park.
As the fibrous proteins is the keratins in wool and hair are composed of coiled alpha helical protein chains with other various coils analogous to those found in a rope.
It expresses fibrous proteins on the basement membrane and growth factor by binding to proteoglycan.
This matrix is made up of polysaccharides and fibrous proteins secreted by cells, providing structural and biochemical support to the cells within.
5 Both collagen and elastin are fibrous proteins which require the formation of intermolecular crosslinks for their stability.
For years, researchers have known that calcium acts as a trigger for the heartbeat, activating proteins that cause the sarcomeres -- the fibrous proteins that make up heart muscle cells -- to contract.
As these cells mature, they form lipids and keratin, which are fibrous proteins, and they cause the skin to be tough and waterproof.
3) This extracellular matrix is a combination of the fibrous proteins collagen and elastin, along with water-binding glycosaminoglycans.
In recent years, a variety of silks have been studied as a model for the study of structure-function relationships of fibrous proteins [4].
Eggshell membranes contain fibrous proteins such as collagen, but have also been shown to contain glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) such as dermatan sulfate and chondroitin sulfate, hexosamines such as glucosamine, and significant amounts of hyaluronic acid, all important ingredients in joint care.
Unlike the plank-like structure of other silks from spiders or silkworms, lacewing silk contains two fibrous proteins structured like a concertina door, giving it extra toughness and elasticity.