Definition of flagellin in US English:



  • The structural protein of bacterial flagella.

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