Dissolving the Nematocyst Capsule Wall and Identifying its Protein Component(s)

  • Richard S. Blanquet


Since the properties of the nematocyst capsule and thread undoubtedly play a significant role in the mechanism of nematocyst discharge, solubilization of these structures facilitates the chemical and physical analyses of some of their components. Analyses show that nematocysts contain a collagenlike protein (Lenhoff et al, 1957) linked by disulfide bonds (Blanquet and Lenhoff, 1966).


Squash Preparation Electrophoretic Technique Procedure Qualitative Analysis Nematocyst Type Thiol Solution 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard S. Blanquet
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  1. 1.Department of BiologyGeorgetown UniversityUSA

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