Isoelectric Focusing of Seed Proteins

  • Colin W. Wrigley
Part of the Biological Separations book series (BIOSEP)

Abstract

Seed proteins provide some surprises for many biochemists who have been acquainted with the reasonably law-abiding globular proteins and enzymes described in medically oriented biochemistry courses. For example, some proteins of plant origin may be extracted with such organic solvents as are normally used for the precipitation of more conventional proteins. Others require quite acidic or basic solvents for their extraction. Some seed proteins have elastic properties; others can be spun into fibers. While many are bland tasting, a few are intensely sweet, and others are toxic to man in general or to certain individuals.

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Sugar Starch Maize Albumin Gelatin 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Colin W. Wrigley
    • 1
  1. 1.CSIRO Wheat Research UnitNorth RydeAustralia

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