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Larvicidal activity of lectins from Myracrodruon urundeuva on Aedes aegypti.
Aedes aegypti transmits etiologic agents of yellow fever and dengue. Vaccine for dengue virus is not available and vector control is essential to minimize dengue incidence. This report deals with theExpand
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Production and characterization of a thermostable alpha-amylase from Nocardiopsis sp. endophyte of yam bean.
Thermostable amylolytic enzymes have been currently investigated to improve industrial processes of starch degradation. Studies on production of alpha-amylase by Nocardiopsis sp., an endophyticExpand
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Insecticidal action of Bauhinia monandra leaf lectin (BmoLL) against Anagasta kuehniella (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae), Zabrotes subfasciatus and Callosobruchus maculatus (Coleoptera: Bruchidae).
Bruchid beetle larvae cause major losses in grain legume crops throughout the world. Some bruchid species, such as the cowpea weevil (Callosobruchus maculatus) and the Mexican bean weevil (ZabrotesExpand
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Effect of Moringa oleifera lectin on development and mortality of Aedes aegypti larvae.
Aedes aegypti larvae have developed tolerance to many insecticides used for mosquito control. Moringa oleifera seeds contain a water-soluble lectin (WSMoL) and this paper reports the effect of M.Expand
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Antimicrobial activity of secondary metabolites and lectins from plants
This review outlines the antimicrobial activity of secondary metabolites and lectins, compounds usually associated to defense mechanisms of plants. Secondary metabolites are separated into nitrogenExpand
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Purification and primary structure determination of two Bowman-Birk type trypsin isoinhibitors from Cratylia mollis seeds.
Two Bowman-Birk type trypsin inhibitors (CmTI(1) and CmTI(2)) were purified from Cratylia mollis seeds by acetone precipitation, ion exchange, gel filtration and reverse-phase chromatography. CmTI(1)Expand
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Lectins, Interconnecting Proteins with Biotechnological/Pharmacological and Therapeutic Applications
Lectins are proteins extensively used in biomedical applications with property to recognize carbohydrates through carbohydrate-binding sites, which identify glycans attached to cell surfaces,Expand
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Evaluation of Cytotoxic and Anti-Inflammatory Activities of Extracts and Lectins from Moringa oleifera Seeds
Background The extract from Moringa oleifera seeds is used worldwide, especially in rural areas of developing countries, to treat drinking water. M. oleifera seeds contain the lectins cmol and WSMoL,Expand
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Caseinolytic and milk-clotting activities from Moringa oleifera flowers.
This work reports the detection and characterization of caseinolytic and milk-clotting activities from Moringa oleifera flowers. Proteins extracted from flowers were precipitated with 60% ammoniumExpand
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Cytotoxic effect and apoptosis induction by Bothrops leucurus venom lectin on tumor cell lines.
Neoplastic transformation is the abnormal proliferation of cells. These transformations are often related to changes in cell surface glycoconjugates which can be detected by lectins. We evaluated theExpand
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