Small hydrophilic plant seed protein (IPR000389)

Short name: Small_hydrophilic_seed_prot

Overlapping homologous superfamilies


Family relationships


This entry contains the plant LEA (late embryogenesis abundant) proteins, which are small hydrophilic plant seed proteins that are structurally related. These proteins contains from 83 to 153 amino acid residues and may play a role [PMID: 12231998, PMID: 8492809] in equipping the seed for survival, maintaining a minimal level of hydration in the dry organism and preventing the denaturation of cytoplasmic components. They may also play a role during imbibition by controlling water uptake.

Contributing signatures

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