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Luffa acutangula : Ridge gourd

Molecular structure of
Ridge gourd:LAA

Luffa acutangula

Lecster ID:416 Edit Entry
Source Organism:Ridge gourd
Species:Luffa acutangula
Common Nomenclature:LAA
Class:Cucurbtaceae phloem lectins
Characterization Notes:The lectin contains and extended carbohydrate -binding site which can accommodate a tetrasaccharide See: J Biol Chem 1986 (261); 14 621-14 627
Biological Activity:LAA agglutinates rabbit erythrocytes. See : J Biol Chem 1986 (261); 14 621-14 627
Source Tissue:Fruits
Specificity:GlcNAc(oligomers; chito-oligosaccharides; penta N-acetylchitopentaose)
Inhibitors:The lectin in Luffa is not inhibited by any simple sugar.

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