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A Lectin from Leaves of <i>Neoregelia flandria</i> Recognizes D-Glucose, D-Mannose and <i>N</i>-Acetyl D-glucosamine, Differing from the Mannose-Specific Lectins of Other Monocotyledonous Plants

Fumio Yagi, Makiko Hidaka, Yuji Minami and Kenjiro Tadera

in Plant and Cell Physiology

Published on behalf of Japanese Society of Plant Physiologists

Volume 37, issue 7, pages 1007-1012
Published in print October 1996 | ISSN: 0032-0781
e-ISSN: 1471-9053 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordjournals.pcp.a029031
A Lectin from Leaves of Neoregelia flandria Recognizes D-Glucose, D-Mannose and N-Acetyl D-glucosamine, Differing from the Mannose-Specific Lectins of Other Monocotyledonous Plants

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A mannose-specific lectin was isolated from leaves of Neoregelia flandria, an ornamental plant that belongs to Bromeliaceae, a family of monocotyledons. The amino acid composition and molecular mass of the lectin were similar to those of mannose-specific lectins from other monocotyledons. However, in a test to examine the inhibition of hemagglutination, it became apparent that the isolated lectin recognized D-glucose and N-acetyl D-glucosamine in addition to D-mannose, unlike mannose-specific lectins from the monocotyledons that have been reported to date.

Keywords: Bromeliaceae; Leaf; Lectin; Monocotyledon; Neoregelia flandria

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Subjects: Biochemistry ; Molecular and Cell Biology ; Plant Sciences and Forestry

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