Gurmarin

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Gurmarin
PDB 1gur EBI.jpg
Structure of gurmarin, a sweet taste-suppressing polypeptide.[1]
Identifiers
SymbolGurmarin
PfamPF11410
InterProIPR010485
SCOP1gur
SUPERFAMILY1gur
OPM superfamily112
OPM protein1c4e

Gurmarin is a 35-residue polypeptide from the Asclepiad vine Gymnema sylvestre (Gurmar). It has been utilised as a pharmacological tool in the study of sweet-taste transduction because of its ability to selectively inhibit the neural response to sweet tastants in rats.[2] As a sweet-taste-suppressing protein, gurmarin is only active on rodent sweet taste receptors but not on that of humans. ref: Appl Microbiol Biotechnol. 2012 Nov;96(3):619-30

References[edit]

  1. ^ Arai K, Ishima R, Morikawa S, et al. (April 1995). "Three-dimensional structure of gurmarin, a sweet taste-suppressing polypeptide". J. Biomol. NMR. 5 (3): 297–305. doi:10.1007/BF00211756. PMID 7787425.
  2. ^ Arai K, Aimoto S, Morikawa S, Yoshimura S, Ishima R, Imoto T, Miyasaka A, Akasaka K (1995). "Three-dimensional structure of gurmarin, a sweet taste-suppressing polypeptide". J. Biomol. NMR. 5 (3): 297–305. doi:10.1007/BF00211756. PMID 7787425.
This article incorporates text from the public domain Pfam and InterPro: IPR010485