Monellin (IPR015283)

Short name: Monellin

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Monellin, a protein produced by the West African plant Dioscoreophyllum cumminsii (Serendipity berry), is approximately 70,000 times sweeter than sucrose on a molar basis. The protein adopts an alpha-beta structure, with a cystatin-like fold, where each helix packs against a coiled antiparallel beta-sheet [PMID: 8230222].

Contributing signatures

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