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J Exp Biol (2011) 214 (17): 2988–2993.
Published: 1 September 2011
...Brent D. Opell; Shannon E. Karinshak; Mary A. Sigler SUMMARY The prey-capture threads found in most spider orb webs rely on viscous droplets for their stickiness. Each droplet is formed of a central mass of viscoelastic glycoprotein glue surrounded by an aqueous covering, both of which incorporate...
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J Exp Biol (2010) 213 (2): 339–346.
Published: 15 January 2010
... a thread is flattened on a microscope slide a small, opaque granule can usually be seen within each droplet. These granules have been thought to be the glycoprotein glue that imparts thread adhesion. Both independent contrast and standard regressions showed that granule size is directly related to droplet...
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J Exp Biol (1983) 104 (1): 149–162.
Published: 1 May 1983
... Antifreeze glycoprotein teleost Most antarctic fishes synthesize a group of eight glycopeptides that possess unique antifreeze properties ( DeVries & Wohlschlag, 1969 ; DeVries & Lin, 1977 ; DeVries, 1980 ). The larger glycopeptides (1–5) have the greatest antifreeze activity and range...