Difference between revisions of "hexamerin"

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(An important protein type in arthropod biochemistry and development.)
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hexamerin (hexamerin (noun; Greek hexi, six; Greek meros or mer, part; Biochemistry -in, a protein)): (Arthropoda) A hexameric protein used as a storage protein in the insect fat body or arthropod hemolymph and incorporated into structures such as the cuticle.

Telfer WH and JG Kunkel. (1991). THE FUNCTION AND EVOLUTION OF INSECT STORAGE HEXAMERS. Ann Rev Entomol 36: 205-28.