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Since plant lectins cannot bind to glycoconjugates on the fungal membranes or penetrate the cytoplasm of the cells because of the presence of a thick and rigid cell wall, a direct interference with the growth and development of these organisms (i.
Molecular cloning further revealed that lectin is a part of alpha-Dmannose- specific plant lectins with a beta-prism II.
Previous studies showed that other plant lectins induced cancer cell apoptosis through classical apoptotic pathways or pro-apoptotic pathways (De Mejia and Prisecaru, 2005; Heike et al.
It is now widely acknowledged that plant lectins have an immense potential in treating, preventing and helping to diagnose various chronic diseases including cancer (De Mejia and Prisecaru, 2005).
Plant lectins are proteins of non-immune origin that reversibly bind carbohydrate, agglutinate cells or precipitate polysaccharides and glycoconjugates (Goldstein et al.
Biological effects of plant lectins on the gastrointestinal tract: metabolic consequences and applications.
Plant lectins, primarily based upon the sugar-binding specificity and inhibition of the agglutination reaction, are reversible carbohydrate-binding proteins or glycoproteins of non-immuno origin that can agglutinate cells or precipitate polysaccharides and glycoconjugates (Goldstein et al.
Most plant lectins are storage proteins and defence proteins when the plant or the seed is assaulted by insects or fungi (Janzen et al.
Plant lectins are a unique group of proteins and glycoproteins with potent biological activities.