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The molecular elasticity of the insect flight muscle proteins projectin and kettin.

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Projectin and kettin are titin-like proteins mainly responsible for the high passive stiffness of insect indirect flight muscles, which is needed to generate oscillatory work during flight. Here we report the mechanical properties of kettin and projectin by single-molecule force spectroscopy. Force-extension and force-clamp curves obtained from Lethocerus projectin and Drosophila recombinant projectin or kettin fragments revealed that fibronectin type III domains in projectin are mechanically...

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10.1073/pnas.0509016103

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Physics, REF-Physics
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Journal:
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Volume:
103
Issue:
12
Pages:
4451-4456
Publication date:
2006-03-05
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EISSN:
1091-6490
ISSN:
0027-8424
URN:
uuid:12b3a41f-f17b-4a14-8f06-c0539905dcd3
Source identifiers:
157570
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pubs:157570

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