"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.
Xuan P, Zhang Y, Tzeng TR, Wan XF, Luo F. 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.
Buhler LA, Samara R, Guzman E, Wilson CL, Krizanac-Bengez L, Janigro D, Ethell DW. Matrix metalloproteinase-7 facilitates immune access to the CNS in experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis. BMC Neurosci. 2009 Mar 06; 10:17.
Hess DC, Abe T, Hill WD, Studdard AM, Carothers J, Masuya M, Fleming PA, Drake CJ, Ogawa M. Hematopoietic origin of microglial and perivascular cells in brain. Exp Neurol. 2004 Apr; 186(2):134-44.
Tagge E, Harris B, Burbage C, Hall P, Vesely J, Willingham M, Frankel A. Synthesis of green fluorescent protein-ricin and monitoring of its intracellular trafficking. Bioconjug Chem. 1997 Sep-Oct; 8(5):743-50.
Ribéreau-Gayon G, Jung ML, Frantz M, Anton R. 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.
Li Z, Hogan EL, Banik NL. 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.
Sinning AR, Hewitt CC, Markwald RR. 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.
Zhang XS, Proctor GB, Garrett JR, Schulte BA, Shori DK. 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.
Garrett JR, Winston DC, Proctor GB, Schulte BA, Anderson LC. Changes in the lectin-binding of capillaries in rat salivary glands after streptozotocin-induced diabetes. Arch Oral Biol. 1992 Sep; 37(9):759-61.
Sinning AR, Krug EL, Markwald RR. 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.