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Xanthosoma sagittifolium : Taro, cocoyam, malanga

Molecular structure of
Taro, cocoyam, malanga:

Xanthosoma sagittifolium

Lecster ID:659 Edit Entry
Source Organism:Taro, cocoyam, malanga
Species:Xanthosoma sagittifolium
Common Nomenclature:
Index Nomenclature:LECp.Xan.Sag.xx.Xxxx
Characterization Notes:
Biological Activity:
Source Tissue:
Specificity:The lectin has two different types of carbohydrate -combining sites: one type for oligomannoses, which preferentially binds to a cluster of nonreducing terminal alpha1,3-linked mannosyl residues, and the other type for complex N-linked carbohydrate s, which best accommodates a non-sialylated, triantennary oligosaccharide with N-acetyllactosamine (i.e. Galbeta1,4GlcNAc-) or lacto-N-biose (i.e. Galbeta1,3GlcNAc-) groups at its three nonreducing termini.
References:J Biol Chem 1999 Nov 19;274(47):33300-5

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