Paola Andrea Cardona Mora

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Aqueous extracts of basidiomycete fungi were screened for the presence of lectins by hemagglutination (HA) assays with mouse, rabbit, and sheep red blood cells. From mycelia and/or fruiting bodies, 23 extracts were prepared; 15 extracts exhibited HA activity towards mouse erythrocytes, with specific activities ranging from 12 to 440 lectin units (LU) mg(-1)(More)
Azospirillum sp promotes the growth of many important crop plants. We demonstrated lectin binding activity in outer-membrane protein extracts of A. brasilense Sp7 by hemagglutination assays. The lectin specifically recognised the exopolysaccharide (EPS) produced by aggregated cells. Affinity chromatography using EPS-Sepharose was used to identify a 67 kDa(More)
A lectin was isolated from fruiting bodies of the mushroom Gymnopilus spectabilis (GSL) by ionic exchange chromatography. The lectin agglutinates mouse red cells exhibiting broad specificity towards several monosaccharides including the N-acetylneuraminic acid. Agglutination was also inhibited by the glycoproteins: fetuin, lactoferrin, and recombinant(More)
A full understanding of many unconventional hydrocarbon resources is not possible because either there are no datasets or only incomplete or unevaluated. Some resources do not even have datasets from wells that have been drilled for exploration purposes. Specifically, unevaluated information on coal, tight gas, shale gas and gas hydrates, is delaying use of(More)
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