Circular dichroism studies on conformational transitions of phytohemagglutinins effected by some alcohols.


The effects of methanol, ethanol, 1-propanol and 2,2,2,-trifluoroethanol (TFE) on conformation of 10 phytohemagglutinins (lectins) were examined by applying the circular dichroism (CD) method. Concanavalin A and the lectins isolated from pea (Pisum sativum), lentil (Lens culinaris), soybean (Glycine max), peanut (Arachis hypogaea), Dolichos biflorus… (More)