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Monellin, a protein produced by the West African plant Dioscoreophyllum cumminsii, is approximately 70,000 times sweeter than sucrose on a molar basis. The protein adopts an alpha-beta structure, with a cystatin-like fold, where each helix packs against a coiled antiparallel beta-sheet .
Somoza JR, Jiang F, Tong L, Kang CH, Cho JM, Kim SH; , J Mol Biol. 1993;234:390-404.: Two crystal structures of a potently sweet protein. Natural monellin at 2.75 A resolution and single-chain monellin at 1.7 A resolution. PUBMED:8230222 EPMC:8230222
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Monellin, a protein produced by the West African plant Dioscoreophyllum cumminsii (Serendipity berry), is approximately 70,000 times sweeter than sucrose on a molar basis. The protein adopts an alpha-beta structure, with a cystatin-like fold, where each helix packs against a coiled antiparallel beta-sheet [PUBMED:8230222].
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|Average length of the domain:||41.50 aa|
|Average identity of full alignment:||20 %|
|Average coverage of the sequence by the domain:||87.37 %|
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