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A. You are interested in studying resilin, a protein thought to be responsible for the ability of

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fleas to jump many times higher than their own length. This protein is purified and then


analyzed as follows. Fractions are collected from a gel filtration column that is a run with a


buffer containing relatively low salt concentration. You collect 8mg of protein from these


pooled fractions and discover that the protein contains 0.124mg of isoleucine and 0.209mg of


glutamate after complete hydrolysis of the protein. Isoleucine has a molecular weight of


131g/mol and glutamate of 147g/mol.


What is the minimum molecular weight of resilin given these data? Show your calculations.

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