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Crystallization And X-Ray Crystallographic Studies Of An Inhibitor From Rye (Secale Cereale) Active Against Acanthoscelides Obtectus And Zabrotes Subfasciatus Alpha-Amylases

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Abstract:

Crystals of a new inhibitor present in rye seeds active against alpha-amylases from crop pests Acanthoscelides obtectus and Zabrotes subfasciatus have been obtained. A native dataset was collected at 2.21 Å resolution with 99.3 % completeness at CPr beamline at LNLS. The crystals belong to the trigonal system, space group P3121 with a = b = 78.21 Å, and c = 59.61 Å. The crystal calculated solvent content is compatible with one dimer per asymmetric unit.

Keywords: cereal inhibitors; crop improvement; insect amylase inhibitor; plant resistance against pests; rye inhibitor

Document Type: Review Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.2174/0929866043478419

Affiliations: Biotechnology Center, Universidade Estadual de Ponta Grossa, Brazil, Department of Chemistry, Universidade Estadual de Ponta Grossa, Brazil, Department of Biology, Universidade Estadual de Ponta Grossa, Brazil, and dInstituto de Fisica de Sao Carlos, USP, Brazil.

Publication date: 2004-02-01

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