Solenin is a novel fibrous protein
homologous to K1 and K9.
These children produce faulty collagen--the white, fibrous protein
that forms the framework for bone, tendons, and ligaments.
Now, a chemical analysis, reported by Nissenbaum in the current issue (bulletin 5) of the Hebrew-language journal Archaeology and Natural Sciences, identifies the material as collagen, a fibrous protein
that is the main component of skin, sinews, and cartilage.
Linden and his colleagues developed this approach after discovering that the insides of the tubules are coated with a natural hydrogel composed of a fibrous protein
A fibrous protein
called collagen makes up most of this matrix.
Previous research suggested an unusual strategy against this disorder, one that relied on collagen, a fibrous protein
found in cartilage.
The team speculates that smoking hastens wrinkling by damaging collagen, a fibrous protein
found in skin.
While analyzing DNA from Hegler's skin cells, the team homed in on the gene coding for collagen III--the tough, fibrous protein
that gives aortic walls their strength.
Keratins are classified as fibrous proteins
known as scleroproteins that are present abundantly in epithelial cells.
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.