Maackia


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Maackia

 

a genus of plants of the family Leguminosae. They are deciduous trees with alternate odd-pinnate leaves. The flowers are pealike, numerous, and gathered in dense racemes, which sometimes branch at the base. The pods are dark brown. There are five or six species in East Asia, and one species in the USSR—M. amurensis. The trees are up to 15-20 m tall, with dense crowns. The leaves are up to 30 cm long, with a silky down which gives the tree a silvery appearance in the spring. The young shoots are also covered with this fuzz. The flowers are white or cream-colored. Maackia grows mainly along river valleys in the Primor’e and Amur regions; outside the USSR, it is found in Korea and northeastern China. The tree is grown as an ornamental and is also used to strengthen ravines and slopes. The trunk of the tree has bright yellow sapwood and a dark brown center; it is strong and resistant to rotting and is used to make veneer, bentwood furniture, and parquet.

REFERENCE

Usenko, N. V. Derev’ia, kustarniki i liany Dal’nego Vostoka. Khabarovsk, 1969.
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The [alpha]2,3- and [alpha]2,6-linked sialosides in the respiratory organs of a naive cat were detected with biotinylated Maackia amurensis lectin I or II (MAA I, MAA II) or Sambucus nigra lectin (SNA I), respectively.
PHA-E, Phaseolus vulgaris agglutinin-erythroagglutinin; SBA, soybean agglutinin; WGA, wheat germ agglutinin; SNA, Sambucus nigra agglutinin; PNA, peanut agglutinin; WFA, Wisteria floribunda agglutinin; PSA, Pisum sativum agglutinin; VVL, Vicia villosa lectin; RCA, Ricinus communis agglutinin; AAL, Aleuria aurantia lectin; TJA, Trichosanthes japonica agglutinin; MAA, Maackia amurensis agglutinin II; UEA, Ulex europaeus agglutinin; HPA, Helix pomatia agglutinin.
Tectoridin from Maackia amurensis modulates both estrogen and thyroid receptors.
Maackia amurensis, the Amur Maackia, was introduced to this country from Japan well over 100 years ago, yet remains largely unknown to the nursery trade.
Carbohydrate structure and differential binding of prostate specific antigen to Maackia amurensis lectin between prostate cancer and benign prostate hypertrophy.
development and nitrogen fixation of Maackia amurensis.
The lectins used were Conconavalin A, Jacalin, soybean agglutinin, Maackia amurensis agglutinin II, and Sainbucus nigra agglutinin.
6, and incubated with 250 [micro]L of fluorescein isothiocyanate--labeled Sambucus nigra lectin (Vector Laboratories, Burlingame, CA, USA) and biotinylated Maackia amurensis lectin (Vector Laboratories) overnight at 4[degrees]C.
The Amur Maackia is a cold hardy small tree blooming with panicles of white flowers in mid- to late July.
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The Maackia amurensis agglutinin lectin can distinguish (P < 0.
The tissues were stained by immunofluorescence by using the lectins Sambucus nigra (SNA, specific for SA[alpha]2,6 galactose(Gal)/N-acetylgalactosaminide) and Maackia amurensis (MAA, specific for SA[alpha]2,3) as previously described (7).