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Ebulitins: a new family of type 1 ribosome-inactivating proteins (rRNA N-glycosidases) from leaves of Sambucus ebulus L. that coexist with the type 2 ribosome-inactivating protein ebulin 1



Ebulitins: a new family of type 1 ribosome-inactivating proteins (rRNA N-glycosidases) from leaves of Sambucus ebulus L. that coexist with the type 2 ribosome-inactivating protein ebulin 1



FEBS Letters 360(3): 299-302



A new family of single chain (type 1) ribosome-inactivating proteins (RIPs), that we have named ebulitins, have been found in mature leaves of Sambucus ebulus L., a caprifoliaceae plant also known to contain a non-toxic two chain (type 2) RIP named ebulin I in its leaves. Ebulitins are basic proteins of M(r) 32,000, 29,000 and 29,000 for ebulitins alpha, beta and gamma, respectively. The simultaneous presence of different basic type 1 and acidic type 2 RIPs in the same plant and in the same tissue is described here for the first time and opens a new door in research into RIPs.

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Accession: 002807619

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PMID: 7883051

DOI: 10.1016/0014-5793(95)00130-2


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