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Amino Acid Sequence and Molecular Modelling of a Lipid Transfer Protein from Sunflower (Helianthus annus L.) Seeds.

[ Vol. 8 , Issue. 4 ]

Author(s):

Suzanne Luckett, Richard B. Sessions, Louise Michaelson, Michael J. Naldrett, Anthony R. Clarke, Roger Fido, Arthur S. Tatham and Peter R. Shewry   Pages 241 - 248 ( 8 )

Abstract:


The major lipid transfer protein has been purified from sunflower seeds and its amino acid sequence determined. An homology model has been built based on the rice LTP, which suggests that the protein can bind palmitic acid. The sequence may therefore correspond to previously characterized proteins with lipid transfer and antifungal activities.

Keywords:

AMINO ACID SEQUENCE, MOLECULAR MODELLING, LIPID TRANSFER PROTEIN, HELIANTHUS ANNUS, Circular Dichroism Spectroscopy

Affiliation:

IACR-Long Ashton Research Station, Department of Agricultural Sciences, University of Bristol,Long Ashton, Bristol, BS41 9AF, UK



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