A newly identified horseshoe crab lectin with specificity for blood group A antigen recognizes specific O-antigens of bacterial lipopolysaccharides.

@article{Inamori1999ANI,
  title={A newly identified horseshoe crab lectin with specificity for blood group A antigen recognizes specific O-antigens of bacterial lipopolysaccharides.},
  author={Kei-ichiro Inamori and Takeshi Saito and Daisuke D Iwaki and Tsutomu Nagira and Shiroh Iwanaga and Fumio Arisaka and Shun-ichiro Kawabata},
  journal={The Journal of biological chemistry},
  year={1999},
  volume={274 6},
  pages={3272-8}
}
A 14-kDa lectin, named tachylectin-3, was newly identified from hemocytes of the Japanese horseshoe crab, Tachypleus tridentatus. This lectin exhibited hemagglutinating activity against human A-type erythrocytes, but not against the B- and O-types of erythrocytes and animal erythrocytes, including those of sheep, rabbit, horse, and bovine. The hemagglutinating activity of tachylectin-3 was equivalent to that of a previously identified lectin, named tachylectin-2, with affinity for N-acetyl-D… CONTINUE READING