• family
  • The sequence of a full-length amniotic cell cDNA clone contained an open reading frame encoding a putative 28-residue signal peptide and a mature protein of 121 amino acids, including four cysteine residues and motifs of importance for the inhibitory activity of Family 2 cystatins like cystatin C. Recombinant cystatin E was produced in a baculovirus expression system and isolated. (sigmaaldrich.com)
  • however
  • However, cystatins have not been commonly overexpressed in its cognate plant species to test their pesticide capacity. (mdpi.com)
  • Impact
  • Therefore, although caution should be taken to discard potential deleterious pleiotropic effects, cystatins may be used as transgenes with impact on agricultural crops by conferring enhanced levels of resistance to phytophagous pests. (mdpi.com)