Tag: "titin" at biology news
Human chromosomes 2, 4 include gene deserts, signs of chimp chromosome merger
...tein coding sequence yet identified, a gene called titin
that spans 280,000 base pairs and produces a muscle protein that is more than 33,000 amino acids long. Protein length varies widely, but typically averages about 500 amino acids. Scientists identified several "hypervariable" regions, regions where t...
The giant protein titin helps build muscles
...the Wilmanns lab obtained crystals of parts of the titin
molecule bound to another protein, called telethon...ted as a sort of 'cap' or 'bolt' at the end of the titin
molecule," Gautel says. "What we couldn't see is how it connected two separate copies of titin