Salivary Proteins as a Defense Against Dietary Tannins

@article{Shimada2006SalivaryPA,
  title={Salivary Proteins as a Defense Against Dietary Tannins},
  author={T. Shimada},
  journal={Journal of Chemical Ecology},
  year={2006},
  volume={32},
  pages={1149-1163}
}
  • T. Shimada
  • Published 2006
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Journal of Chemical Ecology
  • Tannins, a diverse group of water-soluble phenolics with high affinity to proteins, are widely distributed in various parts of plants, and have negative effects in herbivores after ingestion. Some mammalian species are thought to counteract tannins by secreting tannin-binding salivary proteins (TBSPs). Several types of TBSPs are found in the saliva of laboratory animals, livestock, and wildlife. Among them, proline-rich proteins (PRPs) and histatins are effective precipitators of tannins. It is… CONTINUE READING
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