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Enzyme Discovery Opens Door to New Methods for Producing Valuable Saponins

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GEN - Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News - Many plants make naturally occurring chemicals called saponins. The medicinal plant licorice produces the saponin glycyrrhizin, a potent natural sweetener that also has antiviral and other pharmacological activity. Soyasaponins, found in soybeans, have anticarcinogenic and antioxidant properties. Exactly how plants make these useful products was unclear. An Osaka University-led research team...

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