Thiamine binding and metabolism in germinating seeds of selected cereals and legumes.

@article{Goda2004ThiamineBA,
  title={Thiamine binding and metabolism in germinating seeds of selected cereals and legumes.},
  author={Anna Gołda and Piotr Szyniarowski and Katarzyna Ostrowska and A Kozik and Maria Rąpała-Kozik},
  journal={Plant physiology and biochemistry : PPB},
  year={2004},
  volume={42 3},
  pages={187-95}
}
The basic characteristics of thiamine metabolism in germinating seeds of maize (Zea mays), oat (Avena sativa), faba bean (Vicia faba) and garden pea (Pisum sativum) are presented with a special emphasis of a possible thiamine storage function of seed thiamine-binding proteins (TBPs). Seeds were germinated for 6 d in the dark. Thiamine-binding activity in seeds decreased during germination by 50% in cereals and by 30% in legumes. The degradation of TBPs was also detected by polyacrylamide gel… CONTINUE READING