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Lunasin in cereal seeds: what is the origin?

Mitchell, R. A.C., Lovegrove, A. and Shewry, P. R. (2013) Lunasin in cereal seeds: what is the origin? Journal of Cereal Science, 57 (3). pp. 267-269. ISSN 0733-5210

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1016/j.jcs.2013.01.013

Abstract/Summary

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
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Life Sciences > School of Agriculture, Policy and Development > Biodiversity, Crops and Agroecosystems Division > Crops Research Group
ID Code:36305
Publisher:Elsevier

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