Endogenous ß-Galactoside Binding Lectin of Human Placenta

  • Margita Čuperlović
  • Miroslava Janković

Abstract

An ever-increasing interest in lectins — carbohydrate-binding proteins of nonimmune origin that agglutinate cells or precipitate glyeoconjugates1 — has resulted in the discovery and isolation of many lectins from plants, bacteria, non-vertebrate and vertebrate tissues, and body fluids. The accumulation of data on lectin existence in nearly all classes of living organisms so far examined seems to imply that they may represent an ancient evolutionary system, still well adapted to the performance of specific functions — presumably through the recognition and binding of glycoconjugates.

Keywords

Cysteine Retina Proline Lysine Arginine 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Margita Čuperlović
    • 1
  • Miroslava Janković
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Endocrinology, Immunology and NutritionINEPZemunYugoslavia

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