resilin


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res·i·lin

 (rĕz′ə-lĭn)
n.
An elastic substance consisting of cross-linked protein chains, found in parts of the cuticle of many insects.

resilin

(ˈrɛzəˌlɪn)
n
a highly elastic substance consisting of protein chains, found in the exoskeletons of various insects
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In the ladybug beetle Coccinella septempunctata, it has been shown that the spatulate tips of adhesive setae have a high concentration of the protein resilin, which may be important to resist abrasion, and for optimizing contact zone and stability (Peisker et al.
Resilin is an arthropods protein with elastic and highly stretchable structure.
Samples of wing cord length were measured from the basal sclerite and resilin patch of the left forewing attachment to the thorax in a straight line to the apex of the wing (Fig.
1976), whereas the center of the inner ligament is composed of abductin, a protein with properties similar to those of elastin and resilin (Alexander 1966, Kelly & Rice 1967).
Gorb, "Tools for crushing diatomsopal teeth in copepods feature a rubber-like bearing composed of resilin," Scientific Reports, vol.
Yellow jacket wings have a dot of rubbery material called resilin toward the wing tip along the leading edge.
Set up with the intention to serve increasing demand in the region for speciality elastomers such as thermoplastics, protein resilin and polysulfide rubber, the plant is expected to produce approximately 110,000 tons of rubber per year, (using licensed ExxonMobil technology).
The 19 JVs are: Cloro Vinilos del Zulia, Monomeros Colombo Venezolanos, Nitroven, Olefinas del Zulia, Oxidor, Plastilago, Polilago, Resilin, Pralca, Produsal, Produven, Propilven, Quemica Venoco, Metor, Supermetanol, Super Octanos, Tripoliven and Consortium Propilenos de Falcon (Profalca), and FertiNitro-I which went on stream in 2000.
Moreover, many other silk-like biomaterials such as elastin, collagen, byssus, resilin, and other repetitive proteins have similar features to spider silk protein.
La primera, producto de la fusion de las conocidas empresas Plastilago, Polilago y Resilin; consume etileno que se obtiene en las plantas de olefinas de Pequiven a partir del etano y propano contenidos en el gas natural.
The proximal section is similar in extensibility to other rubber-like proteins such as resilin and elastin, but is an order of magnitude higher in strength and stiffness.
The October issue of Nature reports that scientists in Australia have produced a near-perfect rubber from resilin, the elastic protein which gives fleas their jumping ability and bees the ability to flap their wings 500 million times in a life cycle.