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a protein (mol. wt. approximately 40,000) occurring in the flagella of bacteria, which is composed of subunits arranged in several-stranded helix formation somewhat resembling myosin in structure, and sometimes containing ε-N-methyl lysine. Its composition varies with the species; thus flagellin antibodies are species specific.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
Any member of a class of proteins that constitue subunits of the flagella and that contain the amino acid ε-N-methyllysine.
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Any of a group of proteins that are the structural components of bacterial flagella.
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