Protease Inhibitors of the Marama Bean

  • Barry Starcher
  • Leah Bryant
  • Michale Elfant
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 199)


The marama bean, which thrives in semi-desert climates, has the potential to provide a high protein supplement in areas of the world, where many crops will not grow. Nutritional studies are presented that suggest the marama bean contains an antinutritional factor, in addition to very high levels of antiproteinases. Five trypsin inhibitors on two elastase inhibitors have been identified to date.


Trypsin Inhibitor Ammonium Sulfate Fraction Elastase Inhibitor Chemical Score Isoleucine Leucine 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Barry Starcher
    • 1
  • Leah Bryant
    • 1
  • Michale Elfant
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Texas Health CenterTylerUSA
  2. 2.University of California at DavisDavisUSA

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