At the end of the last century, Miescher (66) made a careful study of fish protein in his series of classic investigations on protein metabolism in the Rhine salmon during milting. These experiments, their extension by Kossel (55), and the valuable contribution of Greene (39), Greene (40) and Weiss (106) constitute one of the most stimulating chapters in “dynamic” biochemistry. Except for this unique achievement, the literature related to the biochemistry of fish proteins unfortunately has very few highlights. For the most part, the work done is a recapitulation of mammalian biochemistry; some fish tissues have been analyzed for the presence or absence of compounds previously demonstrated in mammalian or avian tissues. Special investigation of the peculiarities of fish protein, studies of the physical and chemical properties which differentiate these particular substances as “fish proteins” have not yet been attempted.


Amino Acid Composition Muscle Protein Fish Muscle Building Stone Fish Protein 
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