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[proh-lam-in, proh-luh-min] /proʊˈlæm ɪn, ˈproʊ lə mɪn/
noun, Biochemistry
any of the class of simple proteins, as gliadin, hordein, or zein, found in grains, soluble in dilute acids, alkalis, and alcohols, and insoluble in water, neutral salt solutions, and absolute alcohol.
Also, prolamine
[proh-lam-in, -een, proh-luh-min, -meen] /proʊˈlæm ɪn, -in, ˈproʊ lə mɪn, -ˌmin/ (Show IPA)
Origin of prolamin
1905-10; prol(ine) + am(monia) + -in2 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • prolamin did not show any thermographic denaturation peak.
  • The prolamin storage proteins of barley, wheat, and rye account for about half of the total grain protein.
  • After eight days of germination globulin and prolamin fractions decreased.

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