The Genetics and Biochemistry of Maize Zein Storage Proteins

  • Rebecca S. Boston
  • Brian A. Larkins

Zeins, the most abundant proteins in the maize seed, have been studied for over 100 years. We have learned a great deal about the structure, synthesis and genetic regulation of these proteins, making them a valuable model system to study storage protein synthesis. In this review, we explore longstanding questions and controversies regarding zeins in light of new information from genomic sequencing, improved protein detection methods and molecular characterization of mutants.


Unfold Protein Response Protein Body Seed Storage Protein Quality Protein Maize Maize Endosperm 
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