Complete amino acid sequence and structure characterization of the taste-modifying protein, miraculin.

@article{Theerasilp1989CompleteAA,
  title={Complete amino acid sequence and structure characterization of the taste-modifying protein, miraculin.},
  author={S Theerasilp and Hiroyuki Hitotsuya and Shigeo Nakajo and Kazuyasu Nakaya and Y. Nakamura and Yoshie Kurihara},
  journal={The Journal of biological chemistry},
  year={1989},
  volume={264 12},
  pages={
          6655-9
        }
}
The taste-modifying protein, miraculin, has the unusual property of modifying sour taste into sweet taste. The complete amino acid sequence of miraculin purified from miracle fruits by a newly developed method (Theerasilp, S., and Kurihara, Y. (1988) J. Biol. Chem. 263, 11536-11539) was determined by an automatic Edman degradation method. Miraculin was a single polypeptide with 191 amino acid residues. The calculated molecular weight based on the amino acid sequence and the carbohydrate content… Expand

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