Wheat germ agglutinin (WGA) and pertussis toxin are molecularly homologous. - GreenMedInfo Summary
Lectinlike properties of pertussis toxin.
Infect Immun. 1989 Jun;57(6):1854-7. PMID: 2722243
Department of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.
We have examined the lectinlike properties of pertussis toxin by binding-inhibition assays and affinity chromatography of goose erythrocyte membranes. Although pertussis toxin and wheat germ agglutinin apparently recognize similar sugar sequences on glycoproteins, the binding activities of the two lectins are not identical.