Wheat glutenin: The “tail” of the 1By protein subunits.

Gluten-forming storage proteins play a major role in the viscoelastic properties of wheat dough through the formation of a continuous proteinaceous network. The high-molecular-weight glutenin subunits represent a functionally important subgroup of gluten proteins by promoting the formation of large glutenin polymers through interchain disulphide bonds between glutenin subunits. Here, we present evidences that y-type glutenin subunits encoded at the Glu-B1 locus are prone to proteolytic processing at the C-terminus tail, leading to the loss of the unique cysteine residue present at the C-terminal domain.

in Journal of Proteomics, 169:136-142.

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