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Mesh term Lectins

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Proteins

Description

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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Antigens, CD22
Calnexin
Calreticulin
Galectins
Lectins, C-Type
Mannose-Binding Lectins
Plant Lectins
Receptors, N-Acetylglucosamine
Selectins


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