Connectin, an elastic protein from myofibrils

J Biochem. 1976 Aug;80(2):405-7. doi: 10.1093/oxfordjournals.jbchem.a131291.


The elastic protein isolated from myofibrils of chicken skeletal muscle was compared with extracellular non-collagenous reticulin prepared from chicken liver and skeletal muscle. The amino acid compositions of these proteins were similar except that their contents of Phe, Leu, Cys/2, and Hyp were different. The impregnations of the elastic protein and reticulin with silver were also different. The reticulin was not at all elastic. It also differed from reticulin in solubility and antigenicity. It is proposed to call the intracellular elastic protein connectin.

MeSH terms

  • Amino Acids / analysis
  • Animals
  • Chickens
  • Dogs
  • Elasticity
  • Liver / analysis
  • Muscle Proteins*
  • Muscles / analysis
  • Myofibrils / analysis*
  • Organ Specificity
  • Proteins
  • Rabbits
  • Silver
  • Species Specificity
  • Swine


  • Amino Acids
  • Muscle Proteins
  • Proteins
  • Silver