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Phaseolus vulgaris : Haricot bean

Molecular structure of
Haricot bean:

Phaseolus vulgaris

Lecster ID:519 Edit Entry
Source Organism:Haricot bean
Species:Phaseolus vulgaris
Common Nomenclature:
Index Nomenclature:LECp.Pha.Vul.xx.Xxxx
Characterization Notes:Phytohemagglutinin resists mild cooking in the whole bean, surviving temperatures of 70 degrees C for up to 4 hours with no loss of activity and retaining some activity even after 90 degress C for 3 hours. Beans that were presoaked overnight before cooking lost all activity after 10 minutes at 100 degrees C. But if they were boiled without this pre-soaking, some activity remained after 45 minutes. See: J Food Sci Agric 1982 (33); 1324-1326
Biological Activity:
Source Tissue:
References:Biochem J. 1974 May;139(2):421-9

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