Lunasin in cereal seeds: what is the origin?

Mitchell, R.A.C. and Lovegrove, A and Shewry, P.R. (2013) Lunasin in cereal seeds: what is the origin? Journal of Cereal Science. pp. 1-11.

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Lunasin is a peptide from soybean seeds which has been demonstrated to have anticancer properties. It has also been reported in cereal seeds: wheat, rye, barley and Triticale. However, extensive searches of transcriptome and DNA sequence databases for wheat and other cereals have failed to identify sequences encoding either the lunasin peptide or a precursor protein. This raises the question of the origin of the lunasin reported in cereal grain.

Item Type: Article
Author Affiliation: Department of Plant Biology and Crop Science, Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, Hertfordshire AL5 2JQ, UK , University of Reading, Earley Gate, Whiteknights Road, Reading, RG6 6AR, UK
Subjects: Crop Improvement
Divisions: Other Crops
Depositing User: Mr. SanatKumar Behera
Date Deposited: 04 Mar 2013 03:26
Last Modified: 04 Mar 2013 03:26
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