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Lectins Summary

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.

Also Known As: Isolectin; Lectins, Animal; Animal Lectins; Isolectins

Networked: 1537 relevant articles (25 outcomes, 167 trials/studies) for this Bio-Agent

Key Diseases for which Lectins is Relevant

  1. Neoplasms (Cancer) : 7 outcomes 36 studies in 441 results
  2. Infection : 5 outcomes 11 studies in 135 results
  3. Carcinoma (Carcinomatosis) : 3 outcomes 13 studies in 118 results
  4. Neoplasm Metastasis (Metastasis) : 1 outcome 6 studies in 85 results
  5. Adenoma (Adenomas) : 1 outcome 4 studies in 18 results
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Drugs Related to Lectins

  1. Antigens
  2. Galectins (Galectin)
  3. Glycoproteins (Glycoprotein)
  4. Horseradish Peroxidase
  5. Fluorescein (Funduscein)
  6. Concanavalin A
  7. Polysaccharides
  8. Galactose (Galactopyranose)
  9. Fucose
  10. Mannose-Binding Lectin (Mannan-Binding Lectin)
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Therapies Related to Lectins

  1. Transplantation (Transplant Recipients)
  2. Photochemotherapy (Photodynamic Therapy)
  3. Quantum Dots (Quantum Dot)
  4. Electroacupuncture
  5. Gastrectomy
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