Next Article in Journal
4-[18F]Fluorophenylpiperazines by Improved Hartwig-Buchwald N-Arylation of 4-[18F]fluoroiodobenzene, Formed via Hypervalent λ3-Iodane Precursors: Application to Build-Up of the Dopamine D4 Ligand [18F]FAUC 316
Next Article in Special Issue
Insights into Animal and Plant Lectins with Antimicrobial Activities
Previous Article in Journal
An Effective Vacuum Assisted Extraction Method for the Optimization of Labdane Diterpenoids from Andrographis paniculata by Response Surface Methodology
Previous Article in Special Issue
Marine Sponge Lectins: Actual Status on Properties and Biological Activities
Article Menu

Export Article

Open AccessReview
Molecules 2015, 20(1), 446-469;

Lectins from Edible Mushrooms

Laboratory of Protein Biochemistry, Biochemistry Department, Manipur University, Canchipur, Imphal 795003, India
State Key Laboratory for Agrobiotechnology and Department of Microbiology, China Agricultural University, Beijing 100193, China
School of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong, China
Department of Biology and Medical Laboratory Research, Leiden University of Applied Science, Zernikedreef 11, Leiden 2333 CK, The Netherlands
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Academic Editor: Derek J. McPhee
Received: 6 November 2014 / Accepted: 23 December 2014 / Published: 31 December 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Lectins)
Full-Text   |   PDF [746 KB, uploaded 31 December 2014]


Mushrooms are famous for their nutritional and medicinal values and also for the diversity of bioactive compounds they contain including lectins. The present review is an attempt to summarize and discuss data available on molecular weights, structures, biological properties, N-terminal sequences and possible applications of lectins from edible mushrooms. It further aims to update and discuss/examine the recent advancements in the study of these lectins regarding their structures, functions, and exploitable properties. A detailed tabling of all the available data for N-terminal sequences of these lectins is also presented here. View Full-Text
Keywords: lectins; edible mushroom; medicinal value; biological properties; N-terminal sequences lectins; edible mushroom; medicinal value; biological properties; N-terminal sequences
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited (CC BY 4.0).

Share & Cite This Article

MDPI and ACS Style

Singh, S.S.; Wang, H.; Chan, Y.S.; Pan, W.; Dan, X.; Yin, C.M.; Akkouh, O.; Ng, T.B. Lectins from Edible Mushrooms. Molecules 2015, 20, 446-469.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats

Related Articles

Article Metrics

Article Access Statistics



[Return to top]
Molecules EISSN 1420-3049 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert
Back to Top