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lectin

[′lek·tən]
(biochemistry)
Any of various proteins that agglutinate erythrocytes and other types of cells and also have other properties, including mitogenesis, agglutination of tumor cells, and toxicity toward animals; found widely in plants, predominantly in legumes, and also occurring in bacteria, fish, and invertebrates.
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The glycan profiles of urinary protein from DN and NDRD patients were analyzed by a lectin microarray as described previously.
That can lead to lectin toxicity, especially with red kidney beans.
These specific characteristics affirm lectin as a defensive constituent of plants against insects, microorganisms and mammalian predators (George et al.
Prepared properly, beans have low lectin levels and are safe to eat.
CA125 from LC and Pla were used as normal/nonmalignant sources of the antigen to indicate the degree of unwanted cross-reactivity in the lectin assisted assays.
PVA-GA-PpeG column was recognized by pure PpeL as well as the same lectin in the 20-40% ammonium sulfate purification fraction.
The claims of the 601 Patent are not limited to the type of lectin, form of bodily fluid, or disease indication, concluded the company.
These lectin molecules can recognise the amount of sugar units and the differences in sugar units can be responsible for the changes during disease in the body.
By using the rice germ lectin labeled with fluorescein isothiocyanate (FITC), and through analysis of the physical and biochemical properties as well as 16SrRNA partial gene sequences, we isolated a nitrogen-fixing stain N1115 from rice rhizosphere soil.
Semi-quantitative and quantitative RT-PCR exhibited elevated expression of lectin genes in garlic bulb as compared to leaf and root tissues.
amphitrite and, using sugar-blocking experiments, demonstrated that lentil lectin (LCA) treatment of SIPC hindered cyprid settlement (Matsumura et al.