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Table 1 Biased amino acid composition in zein protein sequences of different classes

From: Balancing of sulfur storage in maize seed

Zeins MW (kDa) Accession No. Mature Peptide Met% Cys% (Met + Cys%) Lys%
α 22 (fl2) L34340.1 241 0.00% 0.41% 0.41% 0.00%
19 A BT034568.1 219 0.94% 0.94% 1.88% 0.00%
19 B DQ244961.1 220 0.46% 0.91% 1.37% 0.00%
19 D BT061340.1 219 0.46% 0.46% 0.92% 0.00%
γ 50 AF371263 278 1.08% 5.40% 6.48% 2.52%
27 AF371261 204 0.49% 7.35% 7.84% 0.00%
16 AF371262 163 1.84% 7.36% 9.20% 0.00%
β 15 AF371264 160 11.25% 4.38% 15.63% 0.00%
δ 18 AF371265 190 25.26% 1.58% 26.84% 0.53%
10 AF371266 129 22.48% 3.88% 26.36% 0.00%
Total Proteina / / / 2.30% 2.40% 4.70% 2.54%
  1. aData was measured from B73 seed flour. It was calculated by the percentage of an amino acid in total seed protein.