Structure and regulated expression of Kunitz chymotrypsin inhibitor genes in winged bean [Psophocarpus tetragonolobus (L.) DC].

@article{Habu1992StructureAR,
  title={Structure and regulated expression of Kunitz chymotrypsin inhibitor genes in winged bean [Psophocarpus tetragonolobus (L.) DC].},
  author={Yoshiki Habu and Surin Peyachoknagul and Katsuhiro Umemoto and Yushi Sakata and Takeshi Ohno},
  journal={Journal of biochemistry},
  year={1992},
  volume={111 2},
  pages={249-58}
}
We analyzed the structure and the expression of Kunitz chymotrypsin inhibitor (WCI) genes in winged bean. WCI was encoded by a multigene family which comprised at least seven members. From their primary structures, four genes (WCI-2, WCI-3a, WCI-3b, and WCI-x) were expected to be functional ones and the other three (WCI-P1, WCI-P2, and WCI-P3) to be pseudogenes. The nucleotide sequences of the WCI-3a and WCI-3b genes were nearly identical, and they encoded the WCI-3 protein, the major… CONTINUE READING