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Amaranthus hypochondriacus : Amaranth
AHML, Amaranthin

Molecular structure of
Amaranth:AHML, Amaranthin

Amaranthus hypochondriacus

Lecster ID:48 Edit Entry
Source Organism:Amaranth
Species:Amaranthus hypochondriacus
Common Nomenclature:AHML, Amaranthin
Class:Amaranthin group
Index Nomenclature:LECp.Ama.Hyp.xx.Xgal1
Characterization Notes:Amaranthin recognizes T- (cryptic T) antigen. See: J Biol Chem 1989 Sep 25;264(27):16123-31
Biological Activity:
Source Tissue:Seed
Specificity:AHML is specific for N-acetyl-D-galactosamine as are the other Amaranthus lectins. AHML has no carbohydrate moiety and requires no metal ion for the hemagglutination activity.
Inhibitors:T-disaccharide and its alpha-linked glycosides (Gal beta 1,3GalNAc alpha-O-R; R = OH, methyl, -(CH2)8-COOCH3, allyl, o-nitrophenyl, or benzyl) were the best inhibitors of Amaranthin.
References:Biosci Biotechnol Biochem 1996 Dec;60(12):2048-51

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