Insulin-Binding Canavalin Is Present in Canavalia ensiformis Seed Coat

Author(s): Elane da Silva Ribeiro, Adriana Ferreira Uchoa, Leonardo Gomes da Silva, Daniela Gois Beghini, Andre Teixeira da Silva Ferreira, Jonas Perales, Tania Jacinto, Katia Valevski Sales Fernandes, Jose Xavier-Filho, Antonia Elenir Amancio Oliveira

Journal Name: Protein & Peptide Letters

Volume 16 , Issue 9 , 2009

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An insulin-binding protein was isolated from Canavalia ensiformis seed coat, by using an insulin-Sepharose 4B affinity chromatography, and the protein was identified as canavalin (Canavalia 7S globulin) by mass spectrometry analysis. The major novelty of these data is the acidic nature of this globulin insulin-binding, in contrast to the basic Bg-like insulin- binding proteins so far reported in plants.

Keywords: 7S globulins, canavalin, vicilin, insulin-binding proteins, mass spectrometry

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Year: 2009
Page: [1106 - 1111]
Pages: 6
DOI: 10.2174/092986609789055377
Price: $65

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