prolamin

prolamin
pro·la·min or pro·la·mine 'prō-lə-mən, -.mēn n any of various simple proteins that are found esp. in seeds and are insoluble in dehydrated alcohol or water

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pro·lam·in (pro-lamґin) (proґlə-min) any of a group of globular proteins found mainly in cereals; they are soluble in 70–80 per cent alcohol but insoluble in water and absolute alcohol and contain high levels of glutamic acid and proline. Examples are gliadin (found in wheat and rye) and zein (found in corn). Called also alcohol-soluble protein.

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  • prolamin — /proh lam in, proh leuh min/, n. Biochem. any of the class of simple proteins, as gliadin, hordein, or zein, found in grains, soluble in dilute acids, alkalis, and alcohols, and insoluble in water, neutral salt solutions, and absolute alcohol.… …   Universalium

  • prolamin — or prolamine noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary proline + ammonia + 1 in, 2 ine Date: 1908 any of various simple proteins (as zein) that are found especially in grass seeds and are soluble in alcohol …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Prolamin — Prolamins are a group of plant storage proteins having a high proline content and found in the seeds of cereal grains: wheat (gliadin), barley (hordein), rye (secalin), corn (zein) and as a minor protein, avenin in oats. They are characterised by …   Wikipedia

  • prolamin — noun Any of a group of plant storage proteins, that have a high proline content, found in cereals …   Wiktionary

  • Prolamin — Pro|la|min 〈n. 11; meist Pl.; Biol.〉 Protein, das bes. in Getreidesamen vorkommt [nach den Bestandteilen Prolin + Glutaminsäure] * * * Pro|l|a|min [Kunstw. aus Prolin u. Glutamin (säure)], das, s, e: Sammelbez. für die Reserveproteine aus… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Prolamin — Pro|la|min 〈n.; Gen.: s, Pl.: e; meist Pl.; Biol.〉 Protein, das bes. in Getreidesamen vorkommt [Etym.: nach den Bestandteilen Prolin + Glutaminsäure] …   Lexikalische Deutsches Wörterbuch

  • Prolamin — Pro|la|min* das; s, e (meist Plur.) Kunstw.> Eiweiß des Getreidekornes …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • prolamin — n. type of simple protein found in grain (Biochemistry) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • prolamin — pro·lam·in …   English syllables

  • prolamin — pro•lam•in [[t]proʊˈlæm ɪn, ˈproʊ lə mɪn[/t]] n. biochem. any of a class of simple proteins, as gliadin, that are insoluble in water but soluble in dilute acids, alkalis, and alcohols • Etymology: 1905–10; prol ( ine) +am (monia) + in I …   From formal English to slang

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