Structural proteins

2017-07-31T01:07:04+03:00[Europe/Moscow] en true Titin, Collagen, Actin, Claudin, Elastin, Catenin, Crystallin, Elastic fiber, Influenza virus nucleoprotein, ERM protein family, Lamin, Fibrillin flashcards Structural proteins
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  • Titin
    (Not to be confused with Titan, Tintin, or Titian.) Titin /ˈtaɪtɪn/, also known as connectin, is a protein that, in humans, is encoded by the TTN gene.
  • Collagen
    Collagen /ˈkɒlədʒᵻn/ is the main structural protein in the extracellular space in the various connective tissues in animal bodies.
  • Actin
    Actin is a family of globular multi-functional proteins that form microfilaments.
  • Claudin
    Claudins are a family of proteins that are the most important components of the tight junctions, where they establish the paracellular barrier that controls the flow of molecules in the intercellular space between the cells of an epithelium.
  • Elastin
    Elastin is a highly elastic protein in connective tissue and allows many tissues in the body to resume their shape after stretching or contracting.
  • Catenin
    Catenins are a family of proteins found in complexes with cadherin cell adhesion molecules of animal cells.
  • Crystallin
    In anatomy, a crystallin is a water-soluble structural protein found in the lens and the cornea of the eye accounting for the transparency of the structure.
  • Elastic fiber
    Elastic fibers (or yellow fibers) are bundles of proteins (elastin) found in extracellular matrix of connective tissue and produced by fibroblasts and smooth muscle cells in arteries.
  • Influenza virus nucleoprotein
    Influenza virus nucleoprotein (NP) is a structural protein which encapsidates the negative strand viral RNA.
  • ERM protein family
    The ERM protein family consists of three closely related proteins, ezrin, radixin and moesin.
  • Lamin
    Nuclear lamins, also known as Class V intermediate filaments, are fibrous proteins providing structural function and transcriptional regulation in the cell nucleus.
  • Fibrillin
    Fibrillin is a glycoprotein, which is essential for the formation of elastic fibers found in connective tissue.