volume 15, issue 2, P67-78 2003
DOI: 10.1590/s1677-04202003000200002
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Abstract: The presence of insulin in plants is not accepted by the scientific community in general. In this review we discuss this paradigm and retrieve information that strongly suggests that insulin is indeed found in plants. We present results, which indicate that a protein molecule with the same amino acid sequence as bovine insulin is expressed in leguminous plants. Additionally, we provide evidence that proteins associated with insulin signalling pathways in vertebrates are also found in association with insulin-l…

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