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Canavalia brasiliensis :

Molecular structure of

Canavalia brasiliensis

Lecster ID:110 Edit Entry
Source Organism:
Species:Canavalia brasiliensis
Common Nomenclature:ConBr
Class:Legume lectin
Index Nomenclature:LECp.Can.Bra.xx.Xxxx
Characterization Notes:ConBr exerts different biological effects than concanavalin A, the lectin of Canavalia ensiformis seeds, regarding induction of rat paw edema, peritoneal macrophage spreading in mouse, and in vitro human lymphocyte stimulation.
Biological Activity:Canavalia brasiliensis lectin induced histamine release in rat peritoneal mast cells similar to concanavalin A. See: Agents Actions 1994 May;41(3-4):132-5
Source Tissue:
Specificity:D-mannose and D-glucose
References:Eur J Biochem 1997 Aug 15;248(1):43-8

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