A bacterial-induced lectin which triggers hemocyte coagulation in Manduca sexta.

An inducible hemagglutinin termed M13, was purified from M. sexta hemolymph. M13 is a glucose-specific lectin which in addition to erythrocyte agglutination, can activate dedifferentiation of various hemocytes into a filamentous coagulation network. When lectin activity was inhibited with glucose or antiserum, neither erythrocyte agglutination or hemocyte… CONTINUE READING