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|Aplysia dactylomela : Sea hare shrimp|
Molecular structure of
Sea hare shrimp:
|Lecster ID:58|| Edit Entry |
|Source Organism:||Sea hare shrimp|
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|Biological Activity:||The fluid preferentially agglutinated rabbit erythrocytes and, to a lesser extent, human blood cells, and this activity was inhibited by the glycoprotein fetuin. Aplysia gonad lectin, like human anti-I, strongly agglutinates and adsorbs to adult I-positive red cells, differentiating between them and fetal or rare I-negative adult red cells (although with less of a difference). In contrast to the plant and microbial lectins examined, its I-affinity does not depend on the presence of ABH or P system antigens and it clearly detects higher I antigen expression in O(h) red cells. The hemagglutinating activity of Aplysia lectin as that of all the I-detecting proteins is enhanced at 4 degrees C, but unlike the human anti-I Aplysia lectin-induced hemagglutination is stable at room temperature. See: Transfusion 1999 Oct;39(10):1060-4|
|References:||Braz J Med Biol Res 1998 Jun;31(6):785-91|
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