Title

Heat and Pepsin Stable Serine Protease Inhibitor from Pinto Bean

Document Type

Poster Session

Document Subtype

Abstract

Presentation Date

Fall 11-16-2012

Conference Name

Indiana University Undergraduate Research Conference (IUURC)

Conference Location

Indianapolis

Abstract

Serine proteases form the major class of protein digesting enzymes and are involved in such functions as blood clotting, fertilization of an egg by a sperm, activation of certain enzymes and proteins, and cell death. Despite being vital for a living organism, the uncontrolled action of serine proteases will be catastrophic. One mechanism by which the activity of serine proteases is controlled is through their interaction with serine protease inhibitors. Here, we describe our results on the investigation of the effect of temperature and pepsin digestion on pinto bean serine protease inhibitors.

Keywords

Protease Inhibitors; Pinto Bean; Serine Proteases; Stability to Pepsin; Temperature Stability

Disciplines

Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Structural Biology

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