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concanavalin A

Overview page. Subjects: Chemistry.

A lectin (q.v.) derived from Canavalia ensiformis, the jack bean; abbreviated conA. The compound stimulates T lymphocytes to enter mitosis. Compare with pokeweed mitogen.

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lectin

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A generic term for proteins extracted from plants (especially legumes), and also from some molluscs and fish, that exhibit antibody activity in animals.

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