flagellin


flagellin
Any member of a class of proteins containing the amino acid, ε-N-methyllysine; this class represents the main protein component of the flagella of bacteria.

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fla·gel·lin flə-'jel-ən n a polymeric protein that is the chief constituent of bacterial flagella, that forms helical chains around the hollow core of the flagellar filament, that determines the specificity of the flagellum in eliciting an immune response by its amino acid sequence, and that within any one serogroup can vary between two antigenic states by switching between the expression of two different genes

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fla·gel·lin (flə-jelґin) a protein (mol. wt. approximately 40,000) occurring in the flagella of bacteria, which is composed of subunits arranged in several-stranded helix formation somewhat resembling myosin in structure, and sometimes containing ε-N-methyl lysine. Its composition varies with the species; thus flagellin antibodies are species-specific.

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  • Flagellin — is a protein that arranges itself in a hollow cylinder to form the filament in bacterial flagellum. It has a mass of about 30,000 to 60,000 daltons. Flagellin is the principal substituent of bacterial flagellum, and is present in large amounts on …   Wikipedia

  • flagellin — flagellin. См. флагеллин. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • flagellin — [flə jel′in, flə jel′ən] n. the protein that forms the flagella of bacteria * * * fla·gel·lin (flə jĕlʹĭn) n. The chief protein component of bacterial flagella. * * * …   Universalium

  • flagellin — [flə jel′in, flə jel′ən] n. the protein that forms the flagella of bacteria …   English World dictionary

  • flagellin — noun Etymology: flagellum + 1 in Date: 1955 a polymeric protein that is the chief constituent of bacterial flagella and that determines the specificity of the flagellum in eliciting an immune response …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • flagellin — (flaj ē lin) The protein used to construct the filament of a bacterial flagellum …   Dictionary of microbiology

  • flagellin — Subunit protein (40 kD) of the bacterial flagellum …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • flagellin — noun The main protein in the flagella of bacteria …   Wiktionary

  • Flagellin — Fla|gel|lin [lat. flagellum = Geißel, Peitsche; ↑ in (3)], das; s, e: aus Bakteriengeißeln isolierte Glykoproteine …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Flagellin — Flagelli̱n [zu ↑Flagelle] s; s, e: antigenes Protein der ↑Flagelle (1) …   Das Wörterbuch medizinischer Fachausdrücke


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