One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The structural protein of bacterial flagella.
- ‘The bacterial flagellum is composed of 11 protofilaments with each protofilament comprised of subunits of a single protein, flagellin.’
- ‘The bacterial flagellar filament is a helical, self-assembling polymer of flagellin monomers.’
- ‘Scientists have now found that an enzyme produced by immune cells called neutrophils can chop up flagellin, the main protein in these tails.’
- ‘The hook and the filament are self-assembling helical polymers constructed from monomers of the protein flagellin.’
- ‘This receptor kinase can recognize a structure on bacterial pathogens called flagellin that makes the bacteria motile.’
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