Interaction of the hemolytic lectin CEL-III from the marine invertebrate Cucumaria echinata with the erythrocyte membrane.

@article{Hatakeyama1995InteractionOT,
  title={Interaction of the hemolytic lectin CEL-III from the marine invertebrate Cucumaria echinata with the erythrocyte membrane.},
  author={Tomomitsu Hatakeyama and Hidetaka Nagatomo and Nobuyuki Yamasaki},
  journal={The Journal of biological chemistry},
  year={1995},
  volume={270 8},
  pages={3560-4}
}
CEL-III is one of four Ca(2+)-dependent galactose/N-acetylgalactosamine (GalNAc)-binding lectins from the marine invertebrate Cucumaria echinata which exhibits hemolytic activity, especially toward rabbit and human erythrocytes. The hemolytic activity of CEL-III was also Ca(2+)-dependent and was found to be inhibited by galactose or GalNAc-containing carbohydrates, suggesting that the hemolysis was caused by CEL-III binding to specific carbohydrates on the erythrocyte membrane by Ca(2… CONTINUE READING

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