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Lectin

Introduction: Lectin

Description of Lectin

Lectin: carbohydrate-binding proteins which may also have other functions (mitogen, receptor, etc.).
Source: CRISP

Lectin: Proteins that share the common characteristic of binding to carbohydrates. Some ANTIBODIES and carbohydrate-metabolizing proteins (ENZYMES) also bind to carbohydrates, however they are not considered lectins. PLANT LECTINS are carbohydrate-binding proteins that have been primarily identified by their hemagglutinating activity (HEMAGGLUTININS). However, a variety of lectins occur in animal species where they serve diverse array of functions through specific carbohydrate recognition.
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