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is a leguminous plant which produces edible grains. Lupin seeds have a
peculiar composition: rich in proteins, fibres and oil, no starch and
only few other carbohydrates. These main components are extremely
valuable and make lupin an important crop for human nutrition. Some
lupin proteins display remarkable nutraceutical activities, such as the
plasma glucose-lowering γ-conglutin. Still the need of improving
knowledge of these components and their properties is crucial for the
optimal exploitation of lupin potentialities.
In the “Research” area of this site, the reference 2D electrophoretic map
of the lupin seed proteome, developed in collaboration with the
laboratory of Prof. Luca Espen, is made available to any visitor.
Further information on our past and current research lines in the area are also reported.
The site is updated by Alessio Scarafoni.