Lectin-like activity in European black pine (Pinus nigra) seed protein bodies
1999 (English)In: Biologia (Bratislava), ISSN 0006-3088, E-ISSN 1336-9563, Vol. 54, no 1, 113-117 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
A study of black pine seed protein bodies with regard to the presence of defense-related proteins was performed. Interaction of the intact protein bodies with saccharides revealed specificity of surface membrane binding sites for chitin, cellulose, laminarin and the respective mono- or disaccharides. Crude protein fraction isolated from protein bodies possessed an ability to agglutinate fungal spores. Inhibiton of the fungal spores agglutination confirmed the presence of lectin-like proteins specific to basic fungal cell wall components.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
1999. Vol. 54, no 1, 113-117 p.
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
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