Trichosanthin, a type 1 ribosome-inactivating protein, is highly expressed in the root tuber of Trichosanthes kirilowii when grown under normal greenhouse conditions. The expression level of trichosanthin was significantly reduced when the seeds were germinated and subsequently grown in a sterile environment. However, co-cultivation of the sterile T. kirilowii with microorganisms results in an accumulated level of trichosanthin suggesting a possible role of trichosanthin in defence against pathogens.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of Experimental Botany|
|Publication status||Published - Mar 1995|
Scopus Subject Areas
- Plant Science
- Expression levels
- Trichosanthes kirilowii