Food Allergy: 7S Seed Storage Proteins

What are they?

7S seed storage proteins are also known as vicilin and these terms are often used interchangeably.

They are globulin proteins involved in the hydration processes in plant cells and are important for breakdown during germination.

7S seed storage proteins belong to the cupin superfamily which include a wide range of enzymes as well as 7S and 11S seed storage proteins.

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Published by Jemma D

I love to write about food allergies, asthma and eczema.

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