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Soluble protein of the organic matrix of mollusk shells: a potential template for shell formation

Weiner, Stephen and Hood, Leroy (1975) Soluble protein of the organic matrix of mollusk shells: a potential template for shell formation. Science, 190 (4218). pp. 987-989. ISSN 0036-8075. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20150722-152435975

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Abstract

A significant proportion of the soluble protein of the organic matrix of mollusk shells is composed of a repeating sequence of aspartic acid separated by either glycine or serine. This regularly spaced, negatively charged aspartic acid may function as a template upon which mineralization occurs.


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Additional Information:© 1975 American Association for the Advancement of Science. 24 June 1975; Revised 25 August 1975. We arc grateful to H. A. Lowenstam for invaluable assistance. We thank J. Erez, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, for the M. mercenaria samples and N. Haven, Hopkins Marine Station, for the N. pompilius sample. Supported by NSF grant GA36824x 1.
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Official Citation:Weiner, S., & Hood, L. (1975). Soluble protein of the organic matrix of mollusk shells: a potential template for shell formation. Science, 190(4218), 987-989. doi: 10.1126/science.1188379
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