Characterization of Condensed Tannins Purified From Legume Forages: Chromophore Production, Protein Precipitation, and Inhibitory Effects on Cellulose Digestion

@article{McAllister2005CharacterizationOC,
  title={Characterization of Condensed Tannins Purified From Legume Forages: Chromophore Production, Protein Precipitation, and Inhibitory Effects on Cellulose Digestion},
  author={Tim Angus McAllister and Tom{\'a}s Eloy Mart{\'i}nez and Hee Dong Bae and Alister D. Muir and Lucinda Yanke and G Alexander Jones},
  journal={Journal of Chemical Ecology},
  year={2005},
  volume={31},
  pages={2049-2068}
}
To identify simple screening tools for selecting condensed tannin (CT)-containing forages as candidate sources for further study, CT were isolated from nine legumes, and their molecular weights (MW), chromophore production, capacity to precipitate bovine serum albumin (BSA) and Fraction 1 protein (Rubisco) isolated from alfalfa, and inhibition of filter paper digestion were compared. Sources were as follows: leaves of sericea lespedeza (Lespedeza cuneata Dum.-Cours.), crown vetch (Coronilla… CONTINUE READING