Heat and Pepsin Stable Serine Protease Inhibitor from Pinto Bean
Indiana University Undergraduate Research Conference (IUURC)
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.
Protease Inhibitors; Pinto Bean; Serine Proteases; Stability to Pepsin; Temperature Stability
Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Structural Biology
Cortnee R. Hyser and Mohammad Qasim (2012).
Heat and Pepsin Stable Serine Protease Inhibitor from Pinto Bean. Presented at Indiana University Undergraduate Research Conference (IUURC), Indianapolis.