Accession Number:

ADA209687

Title:

Characterization of Marine Bioadhesive Proteins

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Apr 1986-30 Jun 1989

Corporate Author:

BOSTON UNIV MA DEPT OF CHEMISTRY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1989-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

The objective of this research is to elucidate the amino acid sequences, via gene sequencing, of the adhesive proteins from several species of mussel and of other organisms, with the aim of understanding how these organisms attach themselves to wet surfaces. During this project period, we have cloned and sequenced fragments of the adhesive protein genes from three species of mussel. Two classes of protein are now apparent they are similar in their content and location of lysine and tyrosine or DOPA residues, but different in repeat length and content of other amino acids.

Subject Categories:

  • Genetic Engineering and Molecular Biology
  • Biology
  • Adhesives, Seals and Binders

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE