Special Issue "Lectins"


A special issue of Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049). This special issue belongs to the section "Natural Products".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 November 2014)

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Tzi Bun NG
School of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
E-Mail: b021770@mailserv.cuhk.edu.hk
Interests: biomolecules of mammalian; plant and microbial origins with antipathogenic activities including lectins; antimicrobial peptides; and anticancer proteins and peptides

Guest Editor
Dr. Jack Ho WONG
School of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
E-Mail: b111590@mailserv.cuhk.edu.hk
Interests: plant and mushroom lectins, mushroom laccases; protease inhibitors; ribosome inactivating proteins; antifungal proteins; defensins, cathelicidins; milk proteins; and natural products with antioxidant activity

Guest Editor
Dr. Evandro Fei FANG
Laboratory of Molecular Gerontology, National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
E-Mail: Evandro.fang@nih.gov
Interests: natural products with anticancer activity comprising lectins; ribosome inactivating proteins; ribonucleases; and trypsin inhibitors; etc.; molecular mechanisms of aging and anti-aging interventions including mitochondria and premature aging studies; balance of mitophagy and apoptosis in aging and associated preaging disorders; DNA repair deficiency and aging; anti-aging interventions and screening of anti-aging natural compounds, especially with effects on aging-predisposed cancer

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Lectins are a class of carbohydrate binding proteins of tremendous importance as attested to by the voluminous literature.They are produced by different organisms ranging from microbes to humans. These proteins display a diversity of structures, carbohydrate binding specificities, and functions.

The current Special Issue is devoted to reviewing published results as well as presenting original data on the classification and families, carbohydrate binding activity, characteristics, functions, production and applications of lectins of different origins.

Lectin researchers are invited to contribute articles to this Special Issue. The themes include, but are not limited to, those indicated by the keywords below.

Prof. Tzi Bun NG
Dr. Jack Ho WONG
Dr. Evandro Fei FANG
Guest Editors


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• mammalian lectins
• submammalian vertebrate lectins
• invertebrate lectins
• plant lectins
• fungal lectins
• mushroom lectins
• microbial lectins
• families and classification
• production
• carbohydrate binding activity
• characteristics and functions

Published Papers (2 papers)

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Molecules 2014, 19(11), 18817-18827; doi:10.3390/molecules191118817
Received: 9 October 2014; in revised form: 5 November 2014 / Accepted: 12 November 2014 / Published: 17 November 2014
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Molecules 2014, 19(9), 13990-14003; doi:10.3390/molecules190913990
Received: 13 July 2014; in revised form: 21 August 2014 / Accepted: 2 September 2014 / Published: 5 September 2014
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Planned Papers

The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.

Title: The Magic of the Sugar Code: Endogenous Lectins as Bioeffectors in Biology and Medicine

Name: Prof. Dr. h. c. Hans-J. Gabius
Affiliation: Institute of Physiological Chemistry, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine,Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Veterinarstr. 13, 80539, Munchen, Germany
E-Mail: gabius@tiph.vetmed.uni-muenchen.de


Title: Isolation and Biochemical Characterization of Apios americana Tuber Lectins

Name: Prof. Dr. Koji Muramoto
Affiliation: Department of Biomolecular Sciences, Graduate School of Life Sciences, Tohoku University, Sendai, 980-8577, Japan, Tel./Fax: +81-22217-6205
E-Mail: muramoto@biochem.tohoku.ac.jp
Website: http://www.lifesci.tohoku.ac.jp/en/teacher/koji-muramoto/

Last update: 18 September 2014

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