Characterization and antimicrobial activity of lectins from Penicillium sp.

@article{Singh2013CharacterizationAA,
  title={Characterization and antimicrobial activity of lectins from Penicillium sp.},
  author={Ram Sarup Singh and Pourvi Jain and Hemant Preet Kaur},
  journal={Indian journal of experimental biology},
  year={2013},
  volume={51 11},
  pages={984-91}
}
Ten Penicillium sp. were screened for lectin activity for occurrence of lectins. Mycelial extracts from submerged cultures of P. corylophilum, P. expansum and P. purpurogenum showed agglutination against human (A, B, AB and O), goat, sheep, pig and rabbit erythrocytes. Neuraminidase treatment to human blood- type O erythrocytes substantially increased their agglutinability by all the lectins as compared to untreated erythrocytes. Modification of erythrocyte surfaces by protease increased the… CONTINUE READING