Molecular cloning of a gene encoding a seed-specific protein with nutritionally balanced amino acid composition from Amaranthus.

@article{Raina1992MolecularCO,
  title={Molecular cloning of a gene encoding a seed-specific protein with nutritionally balanced amino acid composition from Amaranthus.},
  author={Anupuma Raina and Abhishek Datta},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={1992},
  volume={89 24},
  pages={11774-8}
}
An albumin with a well-balanced amino acid composition and high levels of the essential amino acids was purified to homogeneity from the mature seeds of Amaranthus hypochondriacus. The amino acid composition of this protein is comparable to the World Health Organization recommended values for a highly nutritional protein. The protein is a 35-kDa monomer with four isoforms that can be separated by chromatofocusing. Antibodies raised against one of the isoforms, AmA1, cross-reacted with the other… CONTINUE READING