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Insulin in plants

Postby anjalik » Tue Sep 22, 2009 1:02 pm

Recently I came across a few papers describing presence of insulin in plants.

Can anybody speculate about the role of insulin in plants?

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Postby JackBean » Tue Sep 22, 2009 8:21 pm

Yes, anybody can speculate about the role of insulin in plants :) :-D
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Postby MrMistery » Sat Sep 26, 2009 3:04 pm

Can you please provide a link to the those papers? As far as I know the closest thing plants have to insulin is auxin signaling, which has similar transduction pathways to insulin signaling.
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Postby MrsSpoonbill » Mon Sep 28, 2009 5:13 pm

Is it possible that these papers have misspelt INULIN, the widely-distributed plant storage carbohydrate (found in Jerusalem artichoke, for example)? The Wikipedia article on inulin is pretty good.
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Postby anjalik » Sat Oct 03, 2009 11:42 am

Hi,

No, inulin is totally different. I mean insulin only.

I don't have the weblink of the paper. If you are interested I can send the pdf copy to your personal e-mail. Pl. let me know.

Here are the paper details. Maybe you can download.

Isolation and intracellular localization of insulin-like proteins from leaves of
Bauhinia variegata

Brazilian J. Med & Biol. Res.(2006) 39: 1435-1444
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Postby JackBean » Sat Oct 03, 2009 12:34 pm

Well, I have acces to libraries of three Universities worlwide, but I don't think, I will be able to access Brazilian journal :-D

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ahh, I have checked it out and it's actually freely available, so this link:
http://tinyurl.com/insulin-in-plants
shall take you to the abstract. Also full text shall be available.
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