New paper in Journal of Proteome Research by group alumnus, Nikeisha Caruana uses quantitative proteomics to understand slime secretions in striped pyjama squid. For this work Nikeisha used a multi-tissue comparison to hone in proteins unique to slime-producing glands. The work is also the first time these glands have been described in detail and their proteomic similarity to the slime and physical structure implicates them as likely secretion structures.
Publication Link: https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.jproteome.9b00738
Nikeisha Caruana is now a research fellow at the Bio 21 institute in Melbourne