Mungin, a novel cyclophilin-like antifungal protein from the mung bean.


A protein designated mungin, isolated from mung bean (Phaseolus mungo) seeds, possessed activity against the fungi Rhizoctonia solani, Coprinus comatus, Mycosphaerella arachidicola, Botrytis cinerea, and Fusarium oxysporum. The 18-kDa protein also possessed a novel N-terminal sequence with similarity to cyclophilins. It exerts an inhibitory action against alpha- and beta-glucosidases suppresses [(3)H]thymidine in corporation by mouse splenocytes.


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@article{Ye2000MunginAN, title={Mungin, a novel cyclophilin-like antifungal protein from the mung bean.}, author={Xiu Ye and Tzi Bun Ng}, journal={Biochemical and biophysical research communications}, year={2000}, volume={273 3}, pages={1111-5} }