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Vicia cracca :

Molecular structure of

Vicia cracca

Lecster ID:642 Edit Entry
Source Organism:
Species:Vicia cracca
Common Nomenclature:
Index Nomenclature:LECp.Vic.Cra.xx.Xxxx
Characterization Notes:
Biological Activity:The seeds of Vicia cracca are known to contain two lectins: an N-acetylgalactosamine-binding lectin, which reacts specifically with human erythrocytes of blood group A, and a mannose/glucose-binding lectin unspecific towards human blood groups. See also: Biochim Biophys Acta 1980 Apr 25;622(2):337-43
Source Tissue:
Specificity:The mannose/glucose-binding lectin from Vicia cracca is highly homologous to the lectins from Vicia sativa, Vicia faba, Pisum sativum and Lens culinaris. There is, however, only limited homology of the N-acetylgalactosamine-specific lectin from Vicia cracca.
References:Eur J Biochem 1982 Feb;122(1):105-10

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