Resistant Peripheral Membranes of the Keratin Fibres


THE purpose of Dr. Mercer's communication seems to be to establish the following points: (a) that the material isolated by Alexander and Earland is not a subcuticular membrane; (b) that the β-protein contained in their material is not present in the initial fibre; and (c) that the insolubility of their membranes is not connected with the β-structure.

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BAMFORD, C., ELLIOTT, A. & HANBY, W. Resistant Peripheral Membranes of the Keratin Fibres. Nature 168, 824–825 (1951).

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