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Title: A new family of basic cysteine-rich plant antifungal proteins from Brassicaceae species
Authors: Terras, F.R ×
Torrekens, S
Van Leuven, Freddy
Osborn, R.W
Vanderleyden, Jozef
Cammue, Bruno
Broekaert, Willem #
Issue Date: Feb-1993
Publisher: Elsevier on behalf of the Federation of European Biochemical Societies
Series Title: FEBS Letters vol:316 issue:3 pages:233-240
Abstract: Out of seeds of 4 Brassicaceae species, 7 antifungal proteins were isolated which are nearly identical to 2 previously characterized radish seed antifungal proteins. These basic proteins, multimers of a 5 kDa polypeptide, specifically inhibit fungal growth. One of the antifungal proteins has decreased antifungal activity and an increased antibacterial activity. In addition, the previously described antifungal activity of the radish seed 2S albumins was extended to the 2S albumins of the seeds of the 4 other Brassicaceae species. A 2S albumin-like trypsin-inhibitor from barley seeds was found to have much less activity against fungi.
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ISSN: 0014-5793
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Associated Laboratories - miscellaneous (-)
Centre of Microbial and Plant Genetics
Department of Human Genetics - miscellaneous
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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