resilin


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resilin

(rĕz′ə-lĭn)
n.
An elastic substance consisting of cross-linked protein chains, found in parts of the cuticle of many insects.
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Tensilemodulus for dry aligned core scaffold ranges from 833 [+ or -] 236 to 829 [+ or -] 165 KPa Collagen-I/ -- Mechanical Nanocarbon assessment in wet fibers [35] condition Young's modulus was 840 [+ or -] 140 MPa Tensile strength was 70 [+ or -] 8MPa Collagen type I/ In vitro Maximum stress was Resilin [36] (Fibroblasts) 34.63 [+ or -] 9.75 MPa Maximum strain was 0.21 [+ or -] 0.04 MPa Young's modulus was 49.48 [+ or -] 10.71MPa poly-[epsilon]- In vitro (ADSCs) Maximum load was about 0.25 N.
Adult wing cord length measurement was taken on the left forewing, from the bottom of the basal sclerite and proximal point of resilin where the forewing emerges from the thorax, to the tip of the apex of the forewing in a straight-line measurement to the nearest whole millimeter using a transparent ruler (C-Thru[R] Ruler Company, Bloomfield, Connecticut, USA).
In a lab test, wings with a natural resilin patch lost only 18 percent of the tip area when a yellow jacket was spun in a rotating cradle that bumped the wing tip area against a fixed surface for an hour.
Pequiven executives have said that the company and its partners have been getting considerable savings from a successful 1998 merger of its three polyethylene producing JVs - Plastilago, Polilago and Resilin - which together have a capacity of 400,000 t/y.
En septiembre de 1998, se acordo con lo demas accionistas de Plastilago, Polilago y Resilin, fusionar estas empresas, mediante un procedimiento de absorcion legal.
An elastic substance called resilin helps the flea use its hind legs to jump.
Two commercial butene copolymer linear low density polyethylenes (LLDPE), supplied by Resilin C.A.
Industria e Comercio and Promon Engenharia, recently signed a contract with Resinas Lineales Resilin CA, Maracaibo, Venezuela, to plan and give technical assistance in the construction of a Venezuelan polyethylene production plant.
Since the late 1960s, researchers have known that fleas launch by storing energy in a naturally springy protein called resilin, then releasing the pent-up energy in one big bound.
Greater concentrations of protein in arthropod cuticle, producing higher N contents, have been associated with concentrations of resilin (Andersen 1979).
El Tablazo's olefins plants now have an overall capacity of 600,000 t/y of ethylene and 400,000 t/y of propylene - the latter having been the result of a merger in 1998 of three JVs at El Tablazo: Plastilago, Polilago, and Resilin.
He said: "A froghopper stores energy by bending a paired bow-shaped part of its internal skeleton called a 'pleural arch' which is a composite structure made of layers of hard cuticle and a rubbery protein called resilin. When the froghopper contracts its muscles to jump, these arches flex like a composite archery bow, and then on recoil catapult it forwards with a force that can be over 400 times its body mass".