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Euphorbia characias :

Molecular structure of

Euphorbia characias

Lecster ID:226 Edit Entry
Source Organism:
Species:Euphorbia characias
Common Nomenclature:
Index Nomenclature:LECp.Eup.Sss.xx.Xxxx
Characterization Notes:Purification and partial characterization of a mitogenic lectin from the latex of Euphorbia marginata. Biochim Biophys Acta. 1993 Aug 20;1158(1):33-9.
Biological Activity:It agglutinated trypsinized human and rabbit erythrocytes, but not sheep erythrocytes. However, sialidase-treated sheep erythrocytes were agglutinated.
Source Tissue:latex
Specificity:Euphorbia heterophylla lectin is specifc for N-acetylgalactosamine
Inhibitors:The galactose and galactose containing sugars inhibited the heamagglutination with increased beta-anomeric specificity.
References:For Euphorbia neriifolia see: Biochem Mol Biol Int 1995 May;35(6):1199-204 For Euphorbia heterophylla, see: Biochem J 1983 Oct 1;215(1):141-5

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