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Acafusin, a Dimeric Antifungal Protein from Acacia confusa Seeds

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Abstract:

A dimeric 34-kDa antifungal protein, designated as acafusin, was purified from Acacia confusa seeds using Q-Sepharose, DEAE-cellulose, Mono S and Superdex S75. It demonstrated antifungal activity toward Rhizoctonia solani with an IC50 of 28 μM. Acafusin inhibited the activity of HIV-1 reverse transcriptase mildly with an IC50 of 80 μM.





Keywords: Acacia confusa; HIV-1 reverse transcriptase inhibitory; antifungal protein

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.2174/092986610791306643

Publication date: 2010-07-01

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