Tannin-binding proteins in saliva of deer and their absence in saliva of sheep and cattle

  title={Tannin-binding proteins in saliva of deer and their absence in saliva of sheep and cattle},
  author={P. J. Austin and L. A. Suchar and C. Robbins and A. Hagerman},
  journal={Journal of Chemical Ecology},
  • P. J. Austin, L. A. Suchar, +1 author A. Hagerman
  • Published 2005
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of Chemical Ecology
  • A method has been developed for detecting tannin-binding proteins in the saliva of herbivores. The method is simple and requires only small quantities of crude saliva. The saliva of deer, a browsing ruminant, has been compared to that of domestic sheep and cow, which are grazing ruminants. The browser, which normally ingests dietary tannin, produces tannin-binding proteins, while the grazers do not produce such proteins. The tannin-binding protein from deer saliva is a small glycoprotein… CONTINUE READING
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