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  • Authors : Ganar, Ketan A. (2023)

  • Hard ticks feed on their host for multiple days. To ensure firm attachment, they secrete a protein-rich saliva that eventually forms a solid cement cone. The underlying mechanism of this liquid-to-solid transition is not yet understood. This study focuses on the phase transitions of a disordered glycine- rich protein (GRP) that is prominent in tick saliva. We show that GRP undergoes liquid-liquid phase separation via simple coacervatio...