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Title: Cloning and expression of recombinant adhesive protein Mefp-1 of the blue mussel, Mytilus edulis

Abstract

The present invention comprises a Mytilus edulis cDNA sequenc having a nucleotide sequence that encodes for the Mytilus edulis foot protein-1 (Mefp-1), an example of a mollusk foot protein. Mefp-1 is an integral component of the blue mussels' adhesive protein complex, which allows the mussel to attach to objects underwater. The isolation, purification and sequencing of the Mefp-1 gene will allow researchers to produce Mefp-1 protein using genetic engineering techniques. The discovery of Mefp-1 gene sequence will also allow scientists to better understand how the blue mussel creates its waterproof adhesive protein complex.

Inventors:
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Research Org.:
Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1175628
Patent Number(s):
6987170
Application Number:
10/915,161
Assignee:
Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC (Idaho Falls, ID)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
C - CHEMISTRY C07 - ORGANIC CHEMISTRY C07K - PEPTIDES
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-99JD13727
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
60 APPLIED LIFE SCIENCES

Citation Formats

Silverman, Heather G., and Roberto, Francisco F. Cloning and expression of recombinant adhesive protein Mefp-1 of the blue mussel, Mytilus edulis. United States: N. p., 2006. Web.
Silverman, Heather G., & Roberto, Francisco F. Cloning and expression of recombinant adhesive protein Mefp-1 of the blue mussel, Mytilus edulis. United States.
Silverman, Heather G., and Roberto, Francisco F. Tue . "Cloning and expression of recombinant adhesive protein Mefp-1 of the blue mussel, Mytilus edulis". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1175628.
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