Seed Proteins

  • Editors
  • Peter R. Shewry
  • Rod Casey

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxix
  2. Introduction

    1. Peter R. Shewry, Rod Casey
      Pages 1-10
  3. Prolamin Storage Proteins

    1. Peter R. Shewry, Arthur S. Tatham, Nigel G. Halford
      Pages 35-78
    2. Peter R. Shewry
      Pages 79-92
    3. Douglas G. Muench, Masahiro Ogawa, Thomas W. Okita
      Pages 93-108
    4. Craig E. Coleman, Brian A. Larkins
      Pages 109-139
    5. Adilson Leite, Germano Cord Neto, André Luiz Vettore, José Andres Yunes, Paulo Arruda
      Pages 141-157
  4. Storage Globulins (7S/11S)

    1. Rod Casey, Claire Domoney
      Pages 171-208
    2. Timothy C. Hall, Mahesh B. Chandrasekharan, Guofu Li
      Pages 209-240
    3. Alexander Mcpherson
      Pages 241-257
    4. K. Müntz, C. Horstmann, B. Schlesier
      Pages 259-284
    5. Niels C. Nielsen, Young-Woo Nam
      Pages 285-313
    6. Glenn G. Lilley
      Pages 315-354
    7. Ravi Bhushan, Jürgen Martens
      Pages 355-388
    8. Mark A. Shotwell
      Pages 389-400
    9. Fumio Takaiwa, Masahiro Ogawa, Thomas W. Okita
      Pages 401-425
    10. Magdalena Segura-Nieto, Peter R. Shewry, Octavio Paredes-López
      Pages 453-475
    11. Alan L. Kriz
      Pages 477-498
    12. Michael C. Lawrence
      Pages 517-541
    13. Andrei D. Shutov, Helmut Bäumlein
      Pages 543-561
  5. 2S Albumin Storage Proteins

    1. Peter R. Shewry, Maya J. Pandya
      Pages 563-586
  6. Inhibitors

    1. Peter R. Shewry
      Pages 587-615
    2. Pilar Carbonero, Francisco García-Olmedo
      Pages 617-633
    3. C. Domoney
      Pages 635-655
  7. Other Seed Proteins of Wide Distribution

    1. Willy J. Peumans, Els J. M. Van Damme
      Pages 657-683
    2. Rod Casey
      Pages 685-708
    3. Francisco García-Olmedo
      Pages 709-726
    4. Rupert W. Osborn, Willem F. Broekaert
      Pages 727-751
    5. Andrew C. Cuming
      Pages 753-780
    6. Maurice M. Moloney
      Pages 781-806
  8. Synthesis, Processing and Deposition of Seed Proteins

  9. Back Matter
    Pages 859-883

About this book


Seeds provide more than half of the world's intake of dietary protein and energy and thus are of immense economic, cultural and nutritional importance. Proteins can account for up to 40% of the dry weight of various types of seeds, thereby making a large contribution to the nutritional quality and processing properties of seeds. It is, therefore, not surprising that seed proteins were among the first plant components to be systematically studied, some 250 years ago, and have been a major focus of research over the past 100 years. The properties and behaviour of seed proteins pervade modem life in numerous ways. For example, legume and cereal proteins are used'in the production of a wide range of meat-free foods; the process of bread-making is dep~ndent on the physical chemical properties of wheat seed proteins; and in developed, as well as developing, countries, nutritional deficiencies among vegetarian diets are avoided through balancing legume and cereal seeds as sources of dietary proteins. Understanding seed proteins, in order to improve their composition and properties and to increase their concentrations, will thus continue to be an important research objective for the future. The present volume represents the culmination of a long-discussed plan of the editors, to bring together the best international authorities in order to compile a definitive monograph on biological, biochemical, molecular and genetic aspects of seed proteins.


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