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Title: Investigation of the role of ansocalcin in the biomineralization in goose eggshell matrix
Authors: Lakshminarayanan, R. 
Kini, R.M. 
Valiyaveettil, S. 
Issue Date: 16-Apr-2002
Citation: Lakshminarayanan, R., Kini, R.M., Valiyaveettil, S. (2002-04-16). Investigation of the role of ansocalcin in the biomineralization in goose eggshell matrix. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 99 (8) : 5155-5159. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.072658899
Abstract: The role of proteins in biomineralization and the mechanism of eggshell formation are not well understood. We have isolated and purified the major protein, ansocalcin from goose eggshell matrix. The amino acid sequence study indicates that ansocalcin is homologous to the chicken eggshell protein, ovocleidin 17, and C-type lectins. Ansocalcin nucleates polycrystalline aggregates of calcite crystals in in vitro mineralization experiments. The polycrystalline aggregates obtained at higher concentration of ansocalcin appears to be similar to the crystals observed at the mamillary layer of the eggshell.
Source Title: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/53298
ISSN: 00278424
DOI: 10.1073/pnas.072658899
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