Characteristics of two major lectins from mungbean (Vigna radiata) seeds.


Two major lectins, MBL-I and MBL-II, were purified from Vigna radiata L. seeds using ion-exchange and gel filtration chromatography techniques. MBL-I was found to be a tetramer with native M.W. of 132 kDa and subunit M.W. of 33 kDa having alpha-galactosidase activity. MBL-II consisted of two monomeric lectins with M.W. of 94 kDa and 89 kDa which were associated mainly with beta-galactosidase activity. Both MBL-I and MBL-II are D-galactose-specific lectins.

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@article{Suseelan1997CharacteristicsOT, title={Characteristics of two major lectins from mungbean (Vigna radiata) seeds.}, author={K. N. Suseelan and Chitra Bhatia and Roopa Mitra}, journal={Plant foods for human nutrition}, year={1997}, volume={50 3}, pages={211-22} }