Evolution of seed storage globulins and cupin superfamily

  title={Evolution of seed storage globulins and cupin superfamily},
  author={Andrei D. Shutov and Irina Kakhovskaya},
  journal={Molecular Biology},
An extensive superfamily of cupins (clan cl09118) currently combines thousands of functionally and structurally diverse prokaryote and eukaryote proteins, which contain a β-barrel of antiparallel β-strands (cupin module). Possible ways of the formation of the cupin superfamily were suggested based on the comparison of primary and tertiary structures of proteins from several conserved families of cupins including seed storage globulins and plant oxalate oxydases (germins), and bacterial oxalate… 

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