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Abstract Title:

Purification and some properties of a lectin from the fruit juice of the tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum).

Abstract Source:

Biochem J. 1980 Jan 1;185(1):269-72. PMID: 7378052

Abstract Author(s):

D C Kilpatrick

Abstract:

In the tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum) plant, the fruit juice was found to be the richest source of agglutinating activity. The lectin responsible could be inhibited by oligomers of N-acetylglucosamine, and this property was exploited to purify the lectin by affinity adsorption on trypsin-treated erythrocytes. The lectin is a glycoprotein that cross-reacts immunologically with the lectin from Datura stramonium (thorn-apple).

Study Type : In Vitro Study
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Additional Keywords : Lectins : CK(59) : AC(37)
Problem Substances : Tomato Lectin : CK(3) : AC(3)
Adverse Pharmacological Actions : Agglutinizing : CK(1) : AC(1)

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