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Agropyrum repens : Couch grass

Molecular structure of
Couch grass:AREL, ARLL

Agropyrum repens

Lecster ID:30 Edit Entry
Source Organism:Couch grass
Species:Agropyrum repens
Common Nomenclature:AREL, ARLL
Class:Hololectin; Monocot mannose-binding lectins
Index (AREL) LECp.Agr.Rep.le.Hch1 (ARLL)
Characterization Notes: It has been shown that the lectin content of couch grass leaves varies enormously during the seasons.
Biological Activity:In addition, couch grass leaf (ARLL) lectin exhibits specificity for N-acetylgalactosamine and agglutinates preferentially blood-group-A erythrocytes. AREL shows no blood group specificity.
Source Tissue:
Specificity:AREL: GlcNac (oligomers) ARLL: GlcNAc(oligomers>>GalNAc>GlcNAc
References:Eur J Biochem 1985 Apr 15;148(2):315-22

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