Structure-Activity Relationships of Several Trypsin and Chymotrypsin Inhibitors from Legume Seeds

Part of the Bayer-Symposium book series (BAYER-SYMP, volume 5)


The presence of protein-like trypsin inhibitors in legume seeds is by now a well established fact. Different legume seeds contain one or more inhibitors. Most of them have a molecular weight of about 8000 with a high concentration of cystine (~ 20%) and no free SH groups.


Cyanogen Bromide Cicer Arietinum Trypsin Inhibit Activity Legume Seed Chymotrypsin Inhibitor 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Y. Birk
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  1. 1.Department of Agricultural Biochemistry, Faculty of AgricultureThe Hebrew University of JerusalemRehovotIsrael

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