September 22, 2009 at 1:02 pm #11849anjalikParticipant
Recently I came across a few papers describing presence of insulin in plants.
Can anybody speculate about the role of insulin in plants?
September 22, 2009 at 8:21 pm #92957JackBeanParticipant
Yes, anybody can speculate about the role of insulin in plants 🙂 😀
September 26, 2009 at 3:04 pm #93077MrMisteryParticipant
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.
September 28, 2009 at 5:13 pm #93141MrsSpoonbillParticipant
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.
October 3, 2009 at 11:42 am #93318anjalikParticipant
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
Brazilian J. Med & Biol. Res.(2006) 39: 1435-1444
October 3, 2009 at 12:34 pm #93322JackBeanParticipant
Well, I have acces to libraries of three Universities worlwide, but I don’t think, I will be able to access Brazilian journal 😀
ahh, I have checked it out and it’s actually freely available, so this link:
shall take you to the abstract. Also full text shall be available.
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