from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of several plant proteins that bind to specific carbohydrate groups on proteins or on cell membranes and are used in the laboratory to isolate glycoproteins, to stimulate proliferation of lymphocytes, and to agglutinate red blood cells.
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- n. Any of a class of plant proteins that bind specific carbohydrates.
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- n. any of several plant glycoproteins that act like specific antibodies but are not antibodies in that they are not evoked by an antigenic stimulus
The research published in January's Molecular Immunology, demonstrates that the introduction of the astrovirus shell also shuts down a second major trigger, dubbed the lectin pathway.
I looks them over sometime for to see if I didn't do sumpin 'for deir figures, in s'lectin' and marryin 'Martha, dat's more important to them than de land I'll leave them when I die.
Kanoy County sence they stopped 'lectin' country fellers fer sheriff.
"The ability to measure over long time scales opens the possibility to study systems with strong affinity at the single-molecule limit, such as lectin-carbohydrate interactions responsible for cell recognition and adhesion," Hafner said.
A potato was outfitted with an assassin gene from the snowdrop plant; the gene produced "GNA lectin," a protein that kills insects.
The omitted evidence not only demonstrated that Monsanto's GM soy had significantly lower levels of protein, a fatty acid, and an essential amino acid, their toasted GM soy meal contained nearly twice the amount of a soy lectin, which can interfere with the body's ability to assimilate nutrients.
He knew that the GNA lectin was harmless — not to insects mind you, but to us mammals.
The two lines were produced at the same time, under the same conditions, using the same GNA lectin transgene.
Dr. Pusztai and his team knew that the GNA lectin had not caused the damage.
Dr. Pusztai was the world's leading expert on lectin proteins, and the GNA lectin was the one he knew most about.
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