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Hippopus hippopus : Giant clam

Molecular structure of
Giant clam:Tridacnin

Hippopus hippopus

Lecster ID:281 Edit Entry
Source Organism:Giant clam
Species:Hippopus hippopus
Common Nomenclature:Tridacnin
Index Nomenclature:LECi.Hip.Hip.xx.Xxxx
Characterization Notes:This is a C-Type lectin found in the haemolymph of all tridacnids. First discovered by Uhlenbruck and coworkers in the haemolymph of a range of giant clams, it has a molecular mass in excess of 400,000 with subunits of 25 kDa. It is a glycoprotein with N-glycan side chains. N-deglycosylation leaves a subunit with a molecular mass of 20 kDa. The N-glycan chains are of the high mannose type (1) and indications are that there is microheterogeneity.
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References:Eur.J.Biochem. 1995;232:873-880

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