Carbohydrate specificity of an insecticidal lectin isolated from the leaves of Glechoma hederacea (ground ivy) towards mammalian glycoconjugates.

@article{Singh2006CarbohydrateSO,
  title={Carbohydrate specificity of an insecticidal lectin isolated from the leaves of Glechoma hederacea (ground ivy) towards mammalian glycoconjugates.},
  author={T. Chand Singh and June Hsieh Wu and Willy J. Peumans and Pierre Roug{\'e} and Els J. M. van Damme and Richard A. Alvarez and Ola Blixt and Albert Meng-Hsin Wu},
  journal={The Biochemical journal},
  year={2006},
  volume={393 Pt 1},
  pages={331-41}
}
Preliminary studies indicated that the potent insecticidal lectin, Gleheda, from the leaves of Glechoma hederacea (ground ivy) preferentially agglutinates human erythrocytes carrying the Tn (GalNAcalpha1-Ser/Thr) antigen. However, no details have been reported yet with respect to the fine specificity of the lectin. To corroborate the molecular basis of the… CONTINUE READING