Pauling, Linus and Corey, Robert B. (1951) The structure of hair, muscle, and related proteins. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 37 (5). pp. 261-271. ISSN 0027-8424. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:PAUpnas51d
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It is thirty years since x-ray photographs were first made of hair, muscle, nerve, and sinew, by Herzog and Jancke.(1) During this period, despite the efforts of many investigators, the photographs have eluded detailed interpretation, and the molecular structures of the proteins have remained undetermined. In the present paper we propose structures for hair, muscle, and related proteins in the extended state (β keratin and β myosin) and the contracted state (α keratin and α myosin), and discuss the extent to which the diffraction data are accounted for by the proposed structures.
|Additional Information:||© 1951 by the National Academy of Sciences. Communicated March 31, 1951. This investigation was aided by grants from The Rockefeller Foundation, The National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, and The United States Public Health Service. Gates and Crellin Laboratories of Chemistry, Contribution No. 1554.|
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