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Any of a class of simple proteins that are found in cereal grains and are soluble in dilute acids or bases. Glutelins are a major component of gluten in wheat.

[Alteration of glutenin, glutelin found in wheat (probably influenced by globulin) : gluten + -in.]


(Biochemistry) any of a group of water-insoluble plant proteins found in cereals. They are precipitated by alcohol and are not coagulated by heat. Compare gliadin
[C20: See gluten, -in]
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Noun1.glutelin - a simple protein found in the seeds of cereals
simple protein - a protein that yields only amino acids when hydrolyzed
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Gluten is a composite of glutelins and storage protein.
[33] reported for negro beans a higher proportion of total globulin and glutelins than for flor de mayo and pinto beans.
The major protein fractions in Phaseolus beans are globulins and albumins, while the minor fractions are prolamins and glutelins [5, 7].
Protein contents in faba bean varies significantly (27-34%) in different genotypes (Duc, 1997; Haciseferogullari et al., 2003); globulins (60%), albumins (20%) and glutelins (15%) being the predominant protein types (Hussein and Murtaza, 2006).
50.2% and 49.6%, respectively), which strongly indicated that most of the soluble protein fractions in DDGS had been removed during processing and resulted in a very insoluble, ruminally undegradable protein that contained mostly prolamins and glutelins (Clark et al., 1987).
Wheat allergy may be an inaccurate term since there are many allergenic components in wheat, for example, serine protease inhibitors, glutelins and prolamins, and different responses are often attributed to different proteins.
Composition and digestibility of alvumin, globulin, and glutelins from Phaseolus vulgaris.
Accumulation of soybean glycinin and its assembly with the glutelins in rice.
Maize endosperm proteins can be divided into albumins, globulins, prolamins (zeins), and glutelins (Osborne, 1908).