"Plant Lectins" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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Protein or glycoprotein substances of plant origin that bind to sugar moieties in cell walls or membranes. Some carbohydrate-metabolizing proteins (ENZYMES) from PLANTS also bind to carbohydrates, however they are not considered lectins. Many plant lectins change the physiology of the membrane of BLOOD CELLS to cause agglutination, mitosis, or other biochemical changes. They may play a role in plant defense mechanisms.
- Agglutinins, Plant
- Plant Agglutinins
- Hemagglutinins, Plant
- Plant Hemagglutinins
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Below are the most recent publications written about "Plant Lectins" by people in Profiles.
A quantitative structure-activity relationship (QSAR) study on glycan array data to determine the specificities of glycan-binding proteins. Glycobiology. 2012 Apr; 22(4):552-60.
Matrix metalloproteinase-7 facilitates immune access to the CNS in experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis. BMC Neurosci. 2009 Mar 06; 10:17.
Hematopoietic origin of microglial and perivascular cells in brain. Exp Neurol. 2004 Apr; 186(2):134-44.
Synthesis of green fluorescent protein-ricin and monitoring of its intracellular trafficking. Bioconjug Chem. 1997 Sep-Oct; 8(5):743-50.
Modulation of cytotoxicity and enhancement of cytokine release induced by Viscum album L. extracts or mistletoe lectins. Anticancer Drugs. 1997 Apr; 8 Suppl 1:S3-8.
Role of calpain in spinal cord injury: increased mcalpain immunoreactivity in spinal cord after compression injury in the rat. Neurochem Int. 1995 Oct-Nov; 27(4-5):425-32.
A subset of SBA lectin-binding proteins isolated from myocardial-conditioned media transforms cardiac endothelium into mesenchyme. Acta Anat (Basel). 1995; 154(2):111-9.
Use of lectin probes on tissues and sympathetic saliva to study the glycoproteins secreted by rat submandibular glands. J Histochem Cytochem. 1994 Sep; 42(9):1261-9.
Changes in the lectin-binding of capillaries in rat salivary glands after streptozotocin-induced diabetes. Arch Oral Biol. 1992 Sep; 37(9):759-61.
Multiple glycoproteins localize to a particulate form of extracellular matrix in regions of the embryonic heart where endothelial cells transform into mesenchyme. Anat Rec. 1992 Feb; 232(2):285-92.