Canavalia ensiformis urease, Jaburetox and derived peptides form ion channels in planar lipid bilayers.

@article{Piovesan2014CanavaliaEU,
  title={Canavalia ensiformis urease, Jaburetox and derived peptides form ion channels in planar lipid bilayers.},
  author={Angela Regina Piovesan and Anne Helene Souza Martinelli and Rodrigo Ligabue-Braun and J. Schwartz and C{\'e}lia Regina Carlini},
  journal={Archives of biochemistry and biophysics},
  year={2014},
  volume={547},
  pages={6-17}
}
Ureases catalyze the hydrolysis of urea into NH3 and CO2. They are synthesized by plants, fungi and bacteria but not by animals. Ureases display biological activities unrelated to their enzymatic activity, i.e., platelet and neutrophil activation, fungus inhibition and insecticidal effect. Urease from Canavalia ensiformis (jack bean) is toxic to several… CONTINUE READING