Biological Applications of Plants and Algae Lectins : An Overview

  title={Biological Applications of Plants and Algae Lectins : An Overview},
  author={Edson Holanda Teixeira and Francisco Vassiliepe Sousa Arruda and Kyria Santiago do Nascimento and Victor Alves Carneiro and Celso Shiniti Nagano and B. R. F. da Silva and Alexandre Holanda Sampaio and Benildo Sousa Cavada},
More than 120 years ago, Peter Hermann Stillmark in his doctoral thesis presented in 1888 to the University of Dorpat, gave the earliest step in the study of proteins that have a very interesting feature: the ability to agglutinate erythrocytes. These proteins were initially referred as to hemagglutinins or phytoagglutinins, since they were originally isolated from extracts of plants [1]. The first hemagglutinin isolated by Stillmark was extracted from seeds of the castor tree (Riccinus… CONTINUE READING

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