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Keywords: quinonic cross-linkingClose
Journal: Journal of Experimental Biology
J Exp Biol (2012) 215 (2): 351–361.
Published: 15 January 2012
... a direct role in the curing, and perhaps even the structure, of the secreted glue. Secreted as a viscous, milky white fluid, the glue turns progressively more reddish brown over several hours, presumably as a result of covalent curing of the glue through quinonic cross-linking. Tyrosinases can catalyze two...
Includes: Supplementary data