"Lectins" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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Proteins that share the common characteristic of binding to carbohydrates. Some ANTIBODIES and carbohydrate-metabolizing proteins (ENZYMES) also bind to carbohydrates, however they are not considered lectins. PLANT LECTINS are carbohydrate-binding proteins that have been primarily identified by their hemagglutinating activity (HEMAGGLUTININS). However, a variety of lectins occur in animal species where they serve diverse array of functions through specific carbohydrate recognition.
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Below are the most recent publications written about "Lectins" by people in Profiles.
Detection of distinct glycosylation patterns on human ?-glutamyl transpeptidase 1 using antibody-lectin sandwich array (ALSA) technology. BMC Biotechnol. 2014 Dec 06; 14:101.
Glycomic characterization of respiratory tract tissues of ferrets: implications for its use in influenza virus infection studies. J Biol Chem. 2014 Oct 10; 289(41):28489-504.
P-Rex2, a Rac-guanine nucleotide exchange factor, is expressed selectively in ribbon synaptic terminals of the mouse retina. BMC Neurosci. 2013 Jul 11; 14:70.
Efficacy of a Gal-lectin subunit vaccine against experimental Entamoeba histolytica infection and colitis in baboons (Papio sp.). Vaccine. 2012 Apr 26; 30(20):3068-75.
Structure of the lectin regulatory domain of the cholesterol-dependent cytolysin lectinolysin reveals the basis for its lewis antigen specificity. Structure. 2012 Feb 08; 20(2):248-58.
A sialylated glycan microarray reveals novel interactions of modified sialic acids with proteins and viruses. J Biol Chem. 2011 Sep 09; 286(36):31610-22.
Characterization of a streptococcal cholesterol-dependent cytolysin with a lewis y and b specific lectin domain. Biochemistry. 2008 Jul 08; 47(27):7097-107.
MUC1 is a counter-receptor for myelin-associated glycoprotein (Siglec-4a) and their interaction contributes to adhesion in pancreatic cancer perineural invasion. Cancer Res. 2007 Nov 01; 67(21):10222-9.
Adherence-inhibitory intestinal immunoglobulin a antibody response in baboons elicited by use of a synthetic intranasal lectin-based amebiasis subunit vaccine. Infect Immun. 2007 Aug; 75(8):3812-22.
Differential MHC class II-mediated presentation of rheumatoid arthritis autoantigens by human dendritic cells and macrophages. J Immunol. 2002 Dec 01; 169(11):6625-33.