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Homo sapiens :
Cell Membrane Lectins

Molecular structure of
:Cell Membrane Lectins

Homo sapiens

Lecster ID:294 Edit Entry
Source Organism:
Species:Homo sapiens
Common Nomenclature:Cell Membrane Lectins
Index Nomenclature:LECh.Hom.Sap.xx.Xxxx
Characterization Notes:In adults, lymphoid and myeloid cells as well as tumor cells grow in a given organ and eventually migrate and home in another organ; these phenomena are known as the homing process or metastasis, respectively. In specific cases, membrane lectins of endothelial cells recognize cell surface glycoconjugates of lymphocytes or tumor cells, while membrane lectins of lymphocytes and of tumor cells recognize glycoconjugates of extracellular matrices or of non-migrating cells. Therefore, membrane lectins are involved in cell-cell recognition phenomena. Membrane lectins are also involved in endocytosis and intracellular traffic of glycoconjugates.
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References:Biochimie. 1988 Nov;70(11):1633-49. Review.

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