Concanavalin A (ConA) isolated from jack bean (Can-


avalia ensiformis) belongs to the legume lectin family. Among the monosaccharides, methyl a-D-mannopyranoside (Me a-Man, see Chart) exhibits the most potent inhibitory effect on formation of the complex of ConA with dextran, and the mannotriose 3,6-di-O-(a-D-mannosyl)-a-D-mannoside was found to be the most potent oligosaccharide, being more potent than Me a… (More)


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