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Artocarpus lakoocha : Monkey Fruit
Artocarpin, ALA-I, ALA-II

Molecular structure of
Monkey Fruit:Artocarpin, ALA-I, ALA-II

Artocarpus lakoocha

Lecster ID:71 Edit Entry
Source Organism:Monkey Fruit
Species:Artocarpus lakoocha
Common Nomenclature:Artocarpin, ALA-I, ALA-II
Class:Jacalin-related lectins
Characterization Notes:
Biological Activity:ALA agglutinates human red blood cells regardless of their blood group . The isolectins ALA-I and ALA-II have similar binding specificity towards asialomucins and similar blood type agglutination recations. See: carbohydrate Res. 1987 (159); 137-148 It also reacts with pig, buffalo, cow pigeon, sheep, rat mouse, duck and rabbit erythroctes. See: carbohydrate Res. (1980); 97-110 Rat lymphocytes and mice ascites cells are also agglutinated. See: Phytochemistry 1995 (40); 1331-1334
Source Tissue:
Specificity:Gal (Gal-beta(1,3) GalNAc (T-antigen)
References:Carbhydrate Res. 1991 (213); 127-143

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