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Allium ascalonicum : Shallot

Molecular structure of

Allium ascalonicum

Lecster ID:32 Edit Entry
Source Organism:Shallot
Species:Allium ascalonicum
Common Nomenclature:AAA
Class:Monocot mannose-binding lectins
Index Nomenclature:LECp.All.Asc.bu.Hma1
Characterization Notes:AAA also reacted strongly with the highly branched yeast mannan obtained from Saccharomyces cerevisiae. The lectin occurs as a natural mix of isolectins. Pure preparations of shallot lectin strongly inhibit MT-4 cells by HIV-1 and HIV-2 in vitro. See: Plant Mol. Biol. 1993 (23): 365-376
Biological Activity:The lectin readily agglutinates rabbit erythrocytes, but not human. See: Phytochemistry 1991 (30): 509-514
Source Tissue:bulb
References:Arch Biochem Biophys 1993 Nov 1;306(2):431-8 Plant Molec. Biol. 1993 (23): 365-376

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