Agent Name

Lectin

CAS Number

90320-57-3

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

Agaricus bisporus mushroom lectin; Agglutinines et lectines; Soybean lectin; Soybean phytohemagglutinin; Standard lectin; Agglutinins and Lectins; Ricinus lectins; [ChemIDplus] Agglutinins; Affinitins; Phytoagglutinins; Pharsins; Protectins; [Merck Index] LECTIN, PWM (POKEWEED MITOGEN); [Roche Diagnostics MSDS]

Category

Proteins

Description

Lyophilizate; [Roche Diagnostics MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Lectins are proteins found mainly in plant seeds that can agglutinate erythrocytes; hemagglutinin was isolated from castor beans in 1899; Used in cancer research; [Merck Index] "Lectins are sugar-binding proteins (not to be confused with glycoproteins, which are proteins containing sugar chains or residues) that are highly specific for their sugar moieties. They play a role in biological recognition phenomena involving cells and proteins. For example, some viruses use lectins to attach themselves to the cells of the host organism during infection." [Wikipedia]

Comments

May cause irritation; [Roche Diagnostics MSDS]

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