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Amaranthus leucocarpus : Prince's feather

Molecular structure of
Prince's feather:

Amaranthus leucocarpus

Lecster ID:49 Edit Entry
Source Organism:Prince's feather
Species:Amaranthus leucocarpus
Common Nomenclature:
Class:Amaranthin group
Characterization Notes:The lectin is serologically related to the A. caudatus lectin.
Biological Activity:Mitogenic, immunosuppressive and phagocytic activity. The lectin agglutinates human ABO erythrocytes equally well. It is mitogenic to mouse spleen lymphocytes but is not cytotoxic. See: Phytochemistry 1988 (27) 313-317 It also inhibits the phagocytic activity of peritoneal macrophages to homologous erythrocytes and induces blastoid transformation of spoleen cells. See: Immunology 1994 (83); 410-413
Source Tissue:Seed
Specificity:GalNAc(Gal-beta(1,3)GalNA-alpha -O-R (T-antigen); GalNAc-alpha-O-R (Tn antigen)
References:Lect. Biol. Biochem. Clin. Biochem. 1985 (4) 537

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