Fibrous protein

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Tropocollagen triple helix

A fibrous protein or scleroprotein is one of the three main types of proteins.[1] The others are globular and membrane proteins).[2]

There are many types of scleroprotein, such as keratin, collagen, elastin, and fibroin. Such proteins protect and support. They form connective tissue, tendons, bone matrices, and muscle fibre.

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  1. Saad, Mohamed (Oct 1994). Low resolution structure and packing investigations of collagen crystalline domains in tendon using Synchrotron Radiation X-rays, Structure factors determination, evaluation of Isomorphous Replacement methods and other modeling. PhD Thesis, Université Joseph Fourier Grenoble I. pp. 1–221. doi:10.13140/2.1.4776.7844.
  2. Andreeva, A (2014). "SCOP2 prototype: a new approach to protein structure mining". Nucleic Acids Res 42: D310-4. doi:10.1093/nar/gkt1242. PMC 3964979. PMID 24293656.