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Plant insulin or glucokinin: a conflicting issue

Author(s): Xavier-Filho José | Oliveira Antônia Elenir A. | Silva Luciana Belarmindo da | Azevedo Cassiana Rocha | Venâncio Thiago Motta | Machado Olga Lima T. | Oliva Maria Luiza | Fernandes Kátia Valevski S. | Xavier-Neto José

Journal: Brazilian Journal of Plant Physiology
ISSN 1677-0420

Volume: 15;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 67;
Date: 2003;
Original page

Keywords: insulin | glucokinin | peptide hormone | plants | amino acid sequence | evolution

The presence of insulin in plants is not accepted by the scientific community in general. In this review we discuss this paradigm and retrieve information that strongly suggests that insulin is indeed found in plants. We present results, which indicate that a protein molecule with the same amino acid sequence as bovine insulin is expressed in leguminous plants. Additionally, we provide evidence that proteins associated with insulin signalling pathways in vertebrates are also found in association with insulin-like molecules in plants.
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