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Keywords: thread matrix proteinClose
Journal: Journal of Experimental Biology
J Exp Biol (2009) 212 (14): 2224–2236.
Published: 15 July 2009
... proteins (preCOLs) that largely dictate the higher order self-assembly and mechanical properties of byssal threads. The threads contain additional matrix components that separate and perhaps lubricate the collagenous microfibrils during deformation in tension. In this study, the thread matrix proteins...
Includes: Supplementary data