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Butea monosperma or frondosa : Bastard teak

Molecular structure of
Bastard teak:

Butea monosperma or frondosa

Lecster ID:106 Edit Entry
Source Organism:Bastard teak
Species:Butea monosperma or frondosa
Common Nomenclature:
Class:Legume lectins
Index Nomenclature:LECp.But.Mon.se.Hga1
Characterization Notes:Lectin activity was also reported in Butea bojapatra. See: Lect. Biol.Biochem. Clin. Biochem. 1985 (4) 547-557
Biological Activity:The lectin agglutinates all human erythrocytes but not hamster, pigeon, goose and mouse erythrocytes. See: Plant Sci. 1994 (103);121-126 The lectin from Butea frondosa is a fairly effective mitogen for human lymphocytes. See: Lect. Biol.Biochem. Clin. Biochem. 1985 (4) 559-565
Source Tissue:Seeds. No activity was detected in the roots, flowers, stems or leaves.
Inhibitors:The agglutinating activity of the lectin is inhibited by N-acteylgalactosamine, and to a lesser extent lactose and N-acetyllactosamine.

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