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Two genes encoding conglutin gamma have been isolated from a Lupinus albus genomic library and sequenced. The expression of conglutin gamma was studied by partial amino acid sequencing of the mature seed protein and by nucleotide sequencing of reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction products from various tissues during the plant life cycle.
Various metal ions were capable of aggregating and precipitating conglutin gamma, an oligomeric glycoprotein purified from Lupinus albus seeds, at neutral pH values. The most effective metal ions, at 60-fold molar excess to the protein, were Zn2+, Hg2+ and Cu2+; a lower influence on the physical status of conglutin gamma was observed with Cr3+, Fe3+, Co2+,(More)
The susceptibility to trypsin of conglutin gamma, a lupin seed glycoprotein affected by this enzyme only when in a non-native conformation, was used to study the effect of Zn(2+) and other metal ions on the structural dynamics of the protein. When acid-treated trypsin-susceptible conglutin gamma was incubated at neutral pH in the presence of Zn(2+), it(More)
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