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Viscum album : Mistletoe
ML-I, ML-II, ML-III, Viscumin, VisAlbCBA

Molecular structure of
Mistletoe:ML-I, ML-II, ML-III, Viscumin, VisAlbCBA

Viscum album

Lecster ID:652 Edit Entry
Source Organism:Mistletoe
Species:Viscum album
Common Nomenclature:ML-I, ML-II, ML-III, Viscumin, VisAlbCBA
Class:beta-trefoil lectin (ML-I)
Index Nomenclature:LECp.Vis.Alb.pl.Cga1 (ML-I, viscumin) LECp.Vis.Alb.pl.Cga2 (ML-II, viscumin) LECp.Vis.Alb.pl.Cga3 (ML-III, VAA-II) LECp.Vis.Alb.pl.Hch1 (VisAlbCBA)
Characterization Notes:For characterization of Iscador, a mistletoe preparation with alleged cancerostatic properties, see: Oncology 1988;45(3):172-9 Apparently, viscumin consists of two chains which, in some of the molecules, are disulfide-linked. The A chain was found to inhibit protein synthesis by inactivating the ribosomes catalytically. See: J Biol Chem 1982 Nov 25;257(22):13263-70
Biological Activity:
Source Tissue:
Specificity:Terminal beta-Gal residues
References:J. Biol. Chem. (1975) 250, 8518, J. Immunol (1978) 121, 438 Biochim Biophys Acta. 1990 Jun 20;1034(3):247-52.

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