Plant Aspartic Proteinases from Cynara Cardunculus Spp. Flavescens Cv. Cardoon; Nucleotide Sequence of a cDNA Encoding Cyprosin and its Organ-Specific Expression

  • M. C. Cordeiro
  • Z.-T. Xue
  • M. Pietrzak
  • M. S. Pais
  • P. E. Brodelius
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 362)


Flowers of the plant Cynara cardunculus spp. flavescens cv. cardoon have been traditionally used since many centuries to produce ewe’s cheese, in Portugal and Spain. One of the first reports on this use by farmers was made by Brotero in 1804 [1]. Today, the Serpa and Serra cheeses are some examples of typical and highly appreciated products in Portugal. The cheeses are made with water extracts of dried flowers.


Aspartic Proteinase Plant Enzyme Milk Clotting Milk Clotting Enzyme Internal Amino Acid Sequence 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. C. Cordeiro
    • 1
  • Z.-T. Xue
    • 2
  • M. Pietrzak
    • 3
  • M. S. Pais
    • 4
  • P. E. Brodelius
    • 2
  1. 1.Departamento de BiologiaUniversidade de EvoraEvora CodexPortugal
  2. 2.Department of Plant BiochemistryLund UniversityLundSweden
  3. 3.Department of BotanyUniversity of BaselBaselSwitzerland
  4. 4.Faculdade de Ciências de LisboaCentro de Biotecnologia VegetalLisboaPortugal

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