TITLE

The Fibrous Protein of Fish Epidermis

AUTHOR(S)
Baden, Howard P.; Kubilus, Joseph
PUB. DATE
June 1983
SOURCE
Journal of Investigative Dermatology;Jun83 Supplement, Vol. 80, p36s
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Fibrous proteins have been isolated from fish epidermis and shown to have physical and chemical properties similar to those of mammalian epidermal keratins. These results are most consistent with our hypothesis that hard keratins evolved late in evolution and there was not a common precursor of mammalian epidermal anti hard keratin in primitive vertebrates.
ACCESSION #
12537074

 

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