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Sechium edule : Chayote (squash)
Sechiumin



Molecular structure of
Chayote (squash):Sechiumin

Sechium edule



Lecster ID:599 Edit Entry
Source Organism:Chayote (squash)
Species:Sechium edule
Common Nomenclature:Sechiumin
Class:
Index Nomenclature:LECa.Sec.Edu.xx.Xxxx
Characterization Notes:A new ribosome-inactivating protein (RIP), the N-terminal amino acid sequence of sechiumin is very similar to that of trichosanthin.
Biological Activity:
Source Tissue:
Specificity:
Inhibitors:Sechiumin has a highly specific RNA N-glycosidase activity towards 28S rRNA, as does the A-chain of abrin. It suggests that sechiumin is one of the type-I ribosome-inactivating proteins.
References:Eur J Biochem 1998 Jul 15;255(2):400-8





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