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The importance of dietary polyamines in cell regeneration and growth.
The polyamines putrescine, spermidine and spermine are essential for cell renewal and, therefore, are needed to keep the body healthy. It was previously believed that polyamines are synthesized byExpand
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Polyamines in food—implications for growth and health☆
Abstract Different types of food (fruits, vegetables, meat, and milk products) were analyzed by high pressure liquid chromatography to determine their polyamine (putrescine, spermidine, and spermine)Expand
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Effect of diets containing genetically modified potatoes expressing Galanthus nivalis lectin on rat small intestine
Diets containing genetically modified (GM) potatoes expressing the lectin Galanthus nivalis agglutinin (GNA) had variable effects on different parts of the rat gastrointestinal tract. Some effects,Expand
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Reversible effect of phytohaemagglutinin on the growth and metabolism of rat gastrointestinal tract.
The lectin, phytohaemagglutinin, present in beans survives passage through the gastrointestinal tract in a biologically and immunologically intact form. It is known that by binding to the brushExpand
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Kidney bean lectin-induced Escherichia coli overgrowth in the small intestine is blocked by GNA, a mannose-specific lectin.
The reversible and dose-dependent hyperplastic growth of the small intestine and accelerated epithelial cell turnover caused by feeding rats with diets containing kidney bean lectin (PHA) increasedExpand
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Can Science Give Us the Tools for Recognizing Possible Health Risks of GM Food?†
  • A. Pusztai
  • Medicine
  • Nutrition and health
  • 1 April 2002
Nearly ten years after the introduction of GM foodcrops there are still only a handful of published studies about their safety. Independent studies are even fewer, moreover, no peer-reviewedExpand
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The nutritional toxicity of Phaseolus vulgaris lectins.
In rats fed on beans (Phaseolus vulgaris) the poorly digestible lectins were shown to react with intestinal cells in vivo and to cause a disruption of many of the brush borders of duodenal andExpand
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Antinutritive effects of wheat-germ agglutinin and other N-acetylglucosamine-specific lectins.
Incorporation of N-acetylglucosamine-specific agglutinins from wheat germ (Triticum aestivum; WGA), thorn apple (Datura stramonium) or nettle (Urtica dioica) rhizomes in the diet at the level of 7Expand
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Mucosal immunogenicity of plant lectins in mice
The mucosal immunogenicity of a number of plant lectins with different sugar specificities was investigated in mice. Following intranasal (i.n.) or oral administration, the systemic and mucosalExpand
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The toxicity of Phaseolus vulgaris lectins. Nitrogen balance and immunochemical studies.
Inclusion of pure lectins isolated from the seeds of kidney bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L. cv. Processor) in diets for rats increased both faecal and urinary losses of N and resulted in a negative NExpand
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