Legume Lectins: Proteins with Diverse Applications
AbstractLectins are a diverse class of proteins distributed extensively in nature. Among these proteins; legume lectins display a variety of interesting features including antimicrobial; insecticidal and antitumor activities. Because lectins recognize and bind to specific glycoconjugates present on the surface of cells and intracellular structures; they can serve as potential target molecules for developing practical applications in the fields of food; agriculture; health and pharmaceutical research. This review presents the current knowledge of the main structural characteristics of legume lectins and the relationship of structure to the exhibited specificities; provides an overview of their particular antimicrobial; insecticidal and antitumor biological activities and describes possible applications based on the pattern of recognized glyco-targets. View Full-Text
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Lagarda-Diaz, I.; Guzman-Partida, A.M.; Vazquez-Moreno, L. Legume Lectins: Proteins with Diverse Applications. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2017, 18, 1242.
Lagarda-Diaz I, Guzman-Partida AM, Vazquez-Moreno L. Legume Lectins: Proteins with Diverse Applications. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2017; 18(6):1242.Chicago/Turabian Style
Lagarda-Diaz, Irlanda; Guzman-Partida, Ana M.; Vazquez-Moreno, Luz. 2017. "Legume Lectins: Proteins with Diverse Applications." Int. J. Mol. Sci. 18, no. 6: 1242.
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