A comparative study of the localization of wheat-germ agglutinin and its potential receptors in wheat grains.

@article{Miller1982ACS,
  title={A comparative study of the localization of wheat-germ agglutinin and its potential receptors in wheat grains.},
  author={Robert C. Miller and Dianna J. Bowles},
  journal={The Biochemical journal},
  year={1982},
  volume={206 3},
  pages={571-6}
}
Wheat-germ agglutinin is located only in the embryo of a dry wheat seed and not in the endosperm tissue. This distribution remains unaltered for up to 96 h of germination and growth. The lectin is found not only in a freely soluble form but also in reversible association with particulate subcellular components. There appear to be no poly-peptides that can be solubilized with sonication and aqueous buffers from the embryo tissue that can interact with the agglutinin. This suggests that in vivo… CONTINUE READING