Thursday, April 18, 2013

Rubber Particles

  • Rubber particles (RP) are colloidal components present in natural rubber latex and it comprise 30–45% of the whole latex volume.
  • The major rubber particles protein of 24 kDa has been suggested to be tightly associated with small rubber particles as well as also involved in rubber biosynthesis.
  • The two major proteins that are tightly associated with the catalytically active rubber particles have been sequenced to be peroxidase  and trypsin inhibitor.
  • The rubber particle is where the rubber biosynthesis occurs, and it consists of a lipophilic cis-polyisoprene core surrounded by monolayer membrane of lipids and several proteins.

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