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Difference between an elastomeric protein and polyprotein?

  1. Mar 24, 2015 #1
    Please could someone tell me the difference between an elastomeric protein and polyprotein?

    I'm trying to figure out the force-extension curve for each and I am unsure of how they would differ.

    edit here is the curve for a polyprotein

    6.png
    http://nptel.ac.in/courses/102103044/module3/lec20/6.html

    I am unsure how a elastomeric protein would differ and what are the differences (structurally) between the two.

    Thanks for any input on this.
     
    Last edited: Mar 24, 2015
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  3. Mar 26, 2015 #2
    Anyone? Deos the question make sense?
     
  4. Mar 27, 2015 #3
    I had to look this up to even get a clue, so I don't really know but -
    Here's a definition of an elastomeric protein: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11084370

    As far as I can tell the elastomeric protein can take more stress than a polyprotein, because it states they can withstand significant deformations without rupture.
     
  5. Mar 27, 2015 #4
    That's very helpful thank you! I had trouble reading the papers I found using google search because I'm REALLY not a biologist, so your interpretation really helps! Thanks
     
  6. Mar 29, 2015 #5
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