Crystallization and preliminary crystallographic studies on the mannose-specific lectin from garlic.


A mannose-specific agglutinin from garlic (Allium sativum) which forms part of a well conserved super-family of bulb lectins has been purified and crystallized by the hanging-drop vapour-diffusion technique, by equilibrating with a 20% solution of PEG 8000 in the presence of alpha-D-mannose. Crystals of the dimeric form of this protein are monoclinic C2… (More)