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Caleosin is a unique calcium binding protein anchoring to the surface of seed oil bodies by its central hydrophobic domain composed of an amphiphatic alpha-helix and a proline-knot subdomain. Stable artificial oil bodies were successfully constituted with recombinant caleosin overexpressed in Escherichia coli. The stability of artificial oil bodies was(More)
A cDNA encoding a cysteine protease inhibitor, cystatin was cloned from pineapple (Ananas comosus L.) stem. This clone was constructed into an expression vector and expressed in E. coli and purified to homogeneous. The recombinant pineapple cystatins (AcCYS) showed effectively inhibitory activity toward cysteine proteases including papain, bromelain, and(More)
The structure of a recombinant pineapple cystatin (AcCYS) was determined by NMR with the RMSD of backbone and heavy atoms of twenty lowest energy structures of 0.56 and 1.11 Å, respectively. It reveals an unstructured N-terminal extension and a compact inhibitory domain comprising a four-stranded antiparallel β-sheet wrapped around a central α-helix. The(More)
BACKGROUND Oil bodies isolated from sesame seeds coalesced to form large oil drops when they were solidified in a drying process commonly used for food products. The aim of this study was to develop a protocol to solidify oil bodies for long-term storage at room temperature. RESULTS On the basis of testing several excipients, the coalescence of oil bodies(More)
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