Trypsin/Chymotrypsin Inhibitors from Millets

  • Thillaisthanam N. Pattabiraman
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 199)


Properties of purified proteinase inhibitors from the small-seeded grains, finger millet, sorghum, pearl millet, Italian millet, and barnyard millet are compared. The changes in the levels of inhibitory activities during germination and plant growth of finger millet and barnyard millet are discussed. The action of millet proteinase inhibitors on human and other animal pancreatic enzymes is detailed. The role of substrates in determining the magnitude of the inhibition of proteolytic enzymes by the millet inhibitors is emphasized.


Trypsin Inhibitor Pearl Millet Othe Hand Finger Millet Bovine Trypsin 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Thillaisthanam N. Pattabiraman
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BiochemistryKatsurba Medical CollegeManipalIndia

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