Different cultivars of the same species of plant may produce proteins that differ in structure and function
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AbstractThe intent of this article is to review reports in the literature that lead to the observation that proteins with different structures and functions may be produced by different cultivars of the same species. Examples include production of antifungal proteins with different N-terminal amino acid sequences and sometimes even specificity of antifungal action by green and gold kiwi fruits, different Phaseolus vulgaris (bean) cultivars, different Allium sativum (garlic) cultivars, and different Pisum sativum (pea) cultivars. Serine protease inhibitors with different molecular masses, N-terminal amino acid sequences and trypsin/chymotrypsin specificity may be produced by different Vicia faba (broad bean) and Glycine max (soybean) cultivars. Lectins/hemagglutinins with variations in N-terminal amino acid sequence, sugar specificity and presence/absence of biological activities such as mitogenic activity toward spleen cells, antiproliferative activity toward tumor cells, and inhibitory activity toward HIV-1 reverse transcriptase are found in different cultivars of P. vulgaris. © 2013 by Nova Science Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved.
All Author(s) ListNg T.B., Fang E.F., Wong J.H.
All Editor(s) Listed. by Katya Carbone.
Detailed descriptioned. by Katya Carbone.
Pages225 - 236
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom

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