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Arum maculatum : Lords and ladies

Molecular structure of
Lords and ladies:AMA

Arum maculatum

Lecster ID:72 Edit Entry
Source Organism:Lords and ladies
Species:Arum maculatum
Common Nomenclature:AMA
Class:Monocot binding lectins
Index Nomenclature:LECp.Aru.Mac.tu.Hma1
Characterization Notes:Interestingly, these lectins are the most prominent proteins in the tuber tissue. Lectins with similar properties were isolated from the Araceae species Colocasia esculenta, Xanthostoma sagittifolium and Diffenbachia sequina. Lectin activity has also been reported in the Araceae species Alocasia, Armorphophallus, Ariseama, Gonatanthus, Pothos, Remusatia, Richardia, Sauromatum and Scindapsus. See: Lectins Biol. Bichem. Clin. Biochem. 1990 (7); 19-26
Biological Activity:Arum lectin aggltuinates rabbit but not human erythrocytes. See: Plant Physiol. 1995 (107); 1147-1158
Source Tissue:
Specificity:Man (N-acetyllactosamine)
Inhibitors:It is specifically inhibited by N-acetyllactosamine (Gal beta 1,4GlcNAc), but is not significantly inhibited by monosaccharides or by lactose (Gal beta 1,4Glc), lacto-N-biose 1 (Gal beta 1,3GlcNAc), or chitobiose (GlcNAc beta 1,4GlcNAc).
References:Biochim Biophys Acta 1995 May 11;1244(1):129-32 Plant Physiol. 1995 Apr;107(4):1147-58.

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